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- Subject: Re: Why Lua is not more popular
- From: Joe Eaves <jinux@...>
- Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:12:53 +0100
On 18 September 2013 10:53, steve donovan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Pierre Chapuis <email@example.com> wrote:
>> OK, enough people have told me that they are interested.
>> This is now officially a side project of mine now :)
> Excellent initiative, sir!
Agreed, nice one!
This is definitely a good idea, I think it will certainly go a long
way in helping at least me get deeper into lua use! :-P
> There are social issues: traditionally we are all very _polite_ in
> this community, and one of the rules is: don't bash a guy's package.
> But quality control requires judgement, so that someone new can come
> in and find the recommended solution. So if the culture could shift
> a little bit - constructive criticism is not personal or disrespectful
> - then this can really be useful.
> steve d.
Proper constructive criticism is always good, though I think some sort
of rating/voting system helps with this maybe? Rather than bashing
someone's work, you can just promote someone else's.
There are other metrics too such as download count which can help (a
little) in judging the usefulness/popularity of a package.