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- Subject: Re: Most Intelligent Command Line ("MICL") - pitch for devs
- From: Corey Richardson <corey@...>
- Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 17:03:15 -0400
On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Corey Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM, Stefan Reich
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> OK, I'll try to address the various answers in a later post. I do find them
>> a bit more positive than what I got in earlier years :o)
>> However, there is one thing that bewilders me. I posted the proposal for
>> something that is both NotThatMuchWork and ReallyGood, and it will be a huge
>> service for Lua (as it exploits Lua's unique properties to do something
>> unprecedented). And this is the central list for Lua.
>> But still - so far, exactly no developers came forward.
> We're busy people with jobs and school and family. Generally how it
> works in open source is you do work on your thing, make an early
> release, and people attracted to the idea will try and work on it.
> Also, from my perspective, the idea sounds extremely difficult, if not
> impossible, definitely NotThatMuchWork. I, and I doubt many others,
> don't want to commit time to a huge unknown like that.
> So, work on a proof of concept, and go from there. If it actually
> works as claimed, I'll be one of the first to jump on board.
A related quote, a favorite of mine:
An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof.
- Marcello Truzzi