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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
at: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498789


/Per
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.


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Per Jessen, Zürich (0.0°C)

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