On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 10:55:51AM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
Also, right now, I'm happily reading a lot of these threads and then deleting
them. Once the talk dies down, please don't be surprised if nothing happens,
because if the people with the ideas don't intersect with the people who
actually do stuff, then nothing will get added. What you pay is what you get.
In conversation in real life, I said something that I feel is worth repeating:
Some people are coming up with good suggestions about what they would like to
see, but if it were suggested that they might want to cook up a patch to
implement it, would argue that they don't know the core code well enough to
do so, and stop there.
This is wrong because this is defeatist.
Take the counter example of Brandon L Black, who wanted C3 method resolution
in core. Instead of assuming that someone else would do it, he bit the bullet
and worked out how to implement it himself. And it's in.
This list is happy to answer technical questions asked sensibly. (if anyone
knows the answer - which was actually a problem in the case of MRO)
One is far more likely to get an answer to a technical question when working
on a patch, than someone volunteering to write the entire patch.