C#3.0 and lambdas

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 16:29:15 CEST 2005

Erik Wilsher wrote:
 > And I think the discussion that followed proved your point perfectly
 > Fredrik. Big discussion over fairly minor things, but no "big
 > picture". Where are the initiatives on the "big stuff" (common
 > documentation format, improved build system, improved web modules,
 > reworking the standard library to mention a few)  Hey, even Ruby is
 > passing us here.

Reinhold Birkenfeld wrote:
 > This is Open Source. If you want an initiative, start one.

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> you know, this "you have opinions? fuck off!" attitude isn't really helping.

While I should know better than replying to </F>, ;) I have to say that 
I don't think "you have opinions? fuck off!" was the intent at all.  I 
don't know many people who'd argue that we don't need:

* more complete and better organized documentation
* a simpler build/install system
* etc.

But they'll never get done if no one volunteers to work on them. 
Recently, I saw a volunteer on python-dev looking to help make the docs 
more complete, and he was redirected to the docs SIG to help out.  This 
is good.  I know that there's been a bunch of work on setuptools[1] 
that's supposed to be a real improvement on distutils.  This is also goood.

But there're only so many man-hours available to work on these projects. 
  If you see a problem, and you want it fixed, the right thing to do is 
to  donate some of your time to a project that needs it.  This, I 
believe, is the essence of Reinhold Birkenfeld's comment.



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