observation on ch 4

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 7 07:46:57 CDT 2005

On Sat, 6 Aug 2005, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Aug 5, 2005, at 1:24 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> >  just a personal opinion but i think it would have made more sense
> > to have the section "The Key Concept Behind Merging" earlier
> > before getting into specific examples.
> >
> >  the idea that a merge operation incorporates three pieces of
> > information would seem to be pretty important and it would be a
> > handy reference for every example to come after that.
> I think I disagree here.  Merging is first introduced with a single
> example, which jibes with the tutorial-esque nature of the chapter.
> That section is immediately followed by a top-down overview ("The
> key concept behind merging").  All the other examples/discussions of
> merging then come afterwards.

ok, i see your point.  onward.


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