Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Evaluating Web Publishing frameworks

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Ian, having personal biases or opinions for/against particular programming languages is ok, and making recommendations based on those opinions is also ok. But making up nonsense in order to obscure the fact that your recommendations are, in fact, based solely on a few such personal opinions is not ok.

E.g., "We don't agree that Tcl is the world's greatest language", and all the rest of your statements about ACS quoted above, are simply irrelevent nonsense - straw man arguments that have nothing to do with any of the real issues you were actually discussing, and never did. In fact, you actually said nothing relevent about the ACS whatsoever. Not good.

If the truth is, "Based on my past experience I don't like Tcl, and other than that it uses Tcl I don't really know that much about the ACS or AOLserver, and don't have the time or inclination to investigate it.", then say so. Don't make up BS instead.

Please try to achieve a higher level of honesty and rigor in the future.