[development] LinksDB vs. Links

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Wed Aug 2 19:04:56 UTC 2006

Chris Johnson wrote:
> I haven't looked at the code, but it's clear from Morbus' complaints 
> that an equally long list of almost the very same complaints could be 
> made about many of the core files.
> Some of Morbus' complaints could have resulted directly from Matthew 
> copying style and technique from core modules.  Others are purely 
> religious war sorts of issues, i.e. declaring defaults.
> Generally I find this sort of post to be an ill-tempered and nit-picky, 
> rather than useful.
> It's generally not a good idea to nit-pick other's code, especially in 
> public, unless you are yourself perfect -- which no one is.

I hereby invite and authorize everybody to nitpick on any code I have 
ever written, be it in private or public. Preferably by attaching a 
patch file which points out my errors.

There were times I'd have paid a lot of money to get a free lecture like 
Morbus provided.

>  And that 
> means it just degenerates into a pissing contest of finding faults with 
> each other.  That's not a productive use of time, in my view.

Well, our views could not be more different. Morbus' infuriated letter 
has resulted in a better module whereas all the bickering by other 
people has only temporarily filled my inbox.


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