Can you give a more concrete relative path example? When you have
[relative-path]/timestamp:file what is “timestamp” supposed to be? I assume
file matches the
file in builders.json
I don’t agree with this. I think that I presented my reasons exclusively using use-cases. If you have counter use-cases where a
for loop is superior to
.map, I am interested in hearing them — although I did not mean to imply that
for loops need to be avoided at all costs. There may be scenarios where they are better.
I don’t want to shy away from the critical observations of SO since I think that these need to be addressed and corrected. Some behaviors are indeed indefensible, and it was never my intention to defend them.
I’m trying to defend SO as a whole and a platform. It’s done and continues to do a lot of positive, and I think that…
I’d be more than happy to do away with downvotes, but I don’t agree that everyone who downvotes does so for selfish reasons. I was trying to make that clear with my interpretation of how downvotes are used (whether or not that’s how they should be used).
In the next paragraph I clarify on my understanding of the purpose of downvotes. I think that they are for the community rather than the question asker. I’m not sure that every question needs actionable feedback per se. I also agree that it can seem like a slap in the face and it’s never a good feeling — especially for new users — to get something…