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Re: Moving bindings into a separate project.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-21 07:13:58 CET

Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> writes:
> I'm very afraid that by throwing the bindings onto an island, it'll be
> out of sight and out of mind. Hence, the quality of the bindings will
> be hurt as the 'core' team won't be thinking about the bindings.
> Bindings that have a dedicated maintainer(s) (such as Perl) won't be
> as hurt; but those that don't (Python) are going to be very hurt.

If this makes them "out of sight and out of mind", then there was
never any hope for their maintenance anyway.

The reason people spend time on bindings is not because, well, those
subdirs just happen to be nearby anyway. It's because they need the
bindings to work.

The imagery is great ("throwing the bindings onto an island"), but I
don't feel it holds up as an argument. Try applying it to any of the
other separate, third-party projects and you'll see what I mean.

> (Want to place bets on Greg or myself tracking another active list?)

The total amount of traffic you get shouldn't change, so this seems
like FUD :-).

If one works on bindings, one needs to read bindings mail. If a
change of mailing list address is enough to make her stop reading,
then it's hard to imagine one was very dedicated to begin with!

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