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From cmanola...@yahoo.com
Subject Re: TC 4.0 vs. TC 3.x and division of labor
Date Wed, 27 Dec 2000 19:11:36 GMT
> The values of the conservatives are
> 
> * stability
> * lack of bugs
> * a seamless install
> * performance
> 
> The values of the tinkerers are
> 
> * compliance with the latest standards ("100% buzzword compliant")
> * advanced features
> * elegance

Hi Kyle,

I disagree with you about 2 points - I think 3.3 is all about
"elegance". Try to look at the code - and compare it with 3.2 or 4.0.
Of course, it's a matter of taste - but the refactoring was done exactly
to make the code more "elegant" ( cleaner, easier to understand and
maintain ).

As for "advanced features" - it's true, many people think "featurism" is
 bad, and 3.3 shouldn't have any new "advanced features" - but it must
make possible to implement them as modules. BTW, that's about elegance too
- a small and simple core, and independent "features". And you'll see
quite a few - after the most important job ( finishing refactoring ) is
done.

Costin 


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