[development] duplication and input format modules

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 10:01:45 UTC 2007

Personally, I don't think duplicated modules are that big of a  
problem and it is certainly something we should _not_ punish people  
for.  I'm a firm believer of the fact that "deliberate duplication"  
is a good.  "Unfortunate duplication", i.e. duplication as the result  
of the fact that the author didn't know an almost identical module  
already existed, is something we have to reduce though.

> I have a pretty good idea of existing modules as they stand now,  
> not all, but a
> fair proportion, and would be interested in helping with this. When  
> I read the
> first e-mail in this thread I immediately thought of a "duplicated  
> module hall
> of shame" (possibly with a nicer title) wiki in the contributed  
> module status
> group or similar, to serve as a reference point for people to avoid  
> yet another
> duplicate. I can think of at least 3 candidate sets of module for  
> this already.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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