[maemo-users] Postal address in Contacts?

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jun 24 18:46:13 EEST 2008
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Simon Budig <simon at budig.de> wrote:
> Mark (wolfmane at gmail.com) wrote:
>> There are two basic facts of common scenarios that you continue to ignore.
>> 1) Sync conduits frequently don't exist.
>> 2) Import & Export are easy to implement, sync is hard.
> You keep ignoring that we are talking about concepts, not about
> (possibly not) existing solutions. No doubt that sync is very
> non-trivial and current implementations are lacking in a lot of aspects,
> maybe even that the current implementations of syncing are not a
> superset of currently not implemented csv exports, but this does not
> make the point invalid that the sync *concept* is a superset of the
> im-/export *concept*.
> Bye,
>        Simon
> --
>              simon at budig.de

You couldn't have that more backward. You are talking about an actual
implementation of sync that happens to include some basic
import/export functionality. Those are not concepts, those are
concrete implementations. In actual fact, the "concept" of sync in no
way includes the "concept" of import/export. In your mind, the
conceptual goal of your particular sync app includes import/export
functionality, but that is a concept of a particular app, and is not
in any way the definition of the actual ideas of sync or


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