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RE: Icon overlays

From: Robert Simmons <kraythe_at_arcor.de>
Date: 2004-09-25 17:58:35 CEST

Well not for licenses and that minor stuff but the compiler settings are
definitely part of testing. In fact they are pre-testing. Strong compiler
settings aren't there just to look cool. They actually block many bugs.

As for lack of time, that also has to do with all of these things integrated
together. The more coding standards you have, the more efficient your time
is spent. This has been shown in countless studies from MIT to U of Tokyo.
Coding standards actually INCREASE the efficiency of a developer. Indeed my
master's thesis is proving exactly that. (almost done .. =) ) Unfortunately
many developers have an emotional reaction to such suggestions.

I didn't mean to attack anyone's baby but I long ago learned that if you get
attached to code or emotional about it than you are in deep trouble. Nothing
I said was incorrect.

But that is ok. I can take a hint. I will find somewhere else to contribute
to. I might do some more work for Eclipse.org (which has quite good coding


(unsubscribed ... please reply personally if you wish.. kraythe@arcor.de)

-- Robert

> -----Original Message-----
> From: McClain Looney [mailto:mlooney@gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 17:46
> To: dev@subclipse.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Icon overlays
> On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 14:06:42 +0200, Robert Simmons <kraythe@arcor.de>
> wrote:
> > I'm not trying to be a jerk
> But you succeeded. In spades.
> To summarize, I completely disagree. Lack of time, testing and
> direction are the biggest problems. Testing will have far more impact
> on quality than code-formatting, project renaming, license insertion
> or verbose compiler warnings any day, a fact which has apparently
> escaped your attention.
> In postscript:
> While you make valid points, and semi-useful suggestions, your
> presentation fosters an extremely negative impression of you, so I
> doubt many of them will be implemented. My advice to you would be to
> get to know the project, the people working on it and its history.
> Something any consultant worth his salt should do regardless.
> Regards,
> --
> McClain Looney
> m@loonsoft.com
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Received on Sun Sep 26 01:58:35 2004

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