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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Microlight (was Re: paving cowpaths with libraries)
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:08:43 +0200
On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 2:33 AM, Jay Carlson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Well. sorta. A lot of the tools in microlight are useful in a *lot* of
> situations, but it is not immediately obvious what all the situations
> all are.
Oh yes. It does require more than Axel's 'single line of English' to
explain functions which are meant as building blocks. You need to
present a few small buildings to show how they fit together. So more
English and code examples!
If people _need_ to look at a function definition, then by definition
it's not sufficiently documented. Some of these functions seem
deceptively simple, like split, which has some interesting edge-cases.
And those edge-cases involve decisions that need themselves to be
Tim made some good points about functions that need not be invented;
one of them was that they should not have a 'trivial definition'. Fair
enough, but when they start to get copy-pasted everywhere then the red
flag rises. And some things aren't as trivial as they look ;)