> Oh, what if the arguer happens to be the guy who wrote the RFC that REVISED the original RFC? IOW, the v1.0 man trying to talk to the v1.1 man.
Been there. I had a request to give help on an old-system problem at a previous job; another engineer, hovering over our shoulders, takes great pleasure in stating "your explanation is wrong".
"Not according to the specification document we wrote to get the work approved"
"It hasn't worked like that since I've been on the project"
*stifles anger at evident lack of prior communication* "in which case, this question was clearly meant for you" *exits hastily*