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From Joseph Gentle <jose...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Future of Apache wave [Was: Re: Advantages of P2P messaging?]
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:25:56 GMT
On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:13 AM, Bruno Gonzalez (aka stenyak)
<stenyak@gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with you on this. The other day I was about to add half a dozen new
> settings to the config files (for the email-wave bot). I thought it would
> take 5 minutes max, something like adding lines like this:
>
> value = settingsManager.get(key);
>
> But after 20 minutes traversing the code, writing each variable many times
> in different files, with different syntaxes (camel case, underscore
> separators, all-caps, and whatnot) throughout several code layers, I still
> hadn't managed to reach the point of code where I actually wanted my bot to
> use the damned settings. I'm all for future-proofing the design, but I
> think that's a bit ridiculous. I don't want to imagine the fun in debugging
> federation and ot algorithms when they fail, if it's all written like this.
>
> Ali and I half-joked about going on a killing spree to halve the amount of
> code. I'm sure no practical functionality would be lost... :-)

Well, they say that if you want to change more than 25% of something,
its often faster to just rewrite it.

We should chat sometime about what we want to do with the wave in a
box code. There's lots of well meaning nontechnical people on this
list - and thats lovely. But us programmers should chat about what
code we actually want to write. I don't know about other people, but I
don't contribute to WIAB anymore because of the monstrosity it has
become. I'd love to figure out a plan & get back into it.

Although it sounds like maybe I should just hop on IRC.

-J


> --
> Saludos,
>      Bruno González
>
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