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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject Re: Need for an alternatives to the main line of code.
Date Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:30:04 GMT
On the point of tests: Considering tests a hurdle is the wrong way to look
at it. Tests are the foundation I can confidently build on and change code.


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Ajo Fod <> wrote:

> My 2c worth. It seems like there is a general bottleneck. A lot of ideas
> don't get used because there is a hurdle that people have to make change
> that satisfy all code requirements like tests/reuse of blocks etc. This
> makes for a larger than necessary hurdle for people to contribute.
> Looks like Gilles tried to solve this problem. One alternative is to place
> alternative/new code in a nursery/experimental package parallel to the main
> line of code. This nursery code wouldn't be subject to the deprecation step
> or stability guarantees. The nursery packages should be better than the
> main line of code or solve an unsolved problem demonstrated with
> appropriate tests.
> That way, users will be aware of and can benefit from the ability to solve
> a problem in CM. This will also be "advertisement" for the needed work to
> include the work in the main line of code.
> Cheers,
> -Ajo

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