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Re: [opensuse-factory] The Future of SaX2
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:57:25 +0100
  • Message-id: <hfin2m$ma2$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Egbert Eich wrote:

Not true, either. Not everybody is capable of programming in C, even
if taught. That they think they can is the root cause of a lot of
horrible software around. Me, I learnt C. I earned my potatoes
programming once, not so long ago. I programmed in C and other
things. And no, I'm not capable of maintaining an existing C Linux
project. I know very well the kind of effort it needs...

I agree with your statement. However for contributing small things,
look at the code to track down a bug doesn't require very good
probramming skills.

I'm not convinced that is correct - at least personally, I need to know
how something is supposed to work before I can even begin think to look
for why it doesn't work. It doesn't matter whether it is code or an old
radio with a bad soldering or a broken resistor.

Anyway, for any poor programmer, here is something you can have a look

PS: I did pursue that issue with the OOO folks, but it kind of stranded
on me having to run very, very fresh code in production. I'm still
thinking about it.

Per Jessen, Zürich (0.0°C)

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