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- Subject: Re: Project lead nominations for standard libraries?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:31:31 +0200
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Axel Kittenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I don't quite get the "fun" argument. You can argue that for many
> things writing them yourself and thus know exactly how it behaves is
> faster than reading the documentation of a library.
The 'fun' argument is actually an anti-argument. We all recognize
that the itch to do it ourselves is strong, but know that the
professional thing to do is to do due diligence and find some existing
libraries to do the job. This is particularly important in code that
is going to be shared with the community.
So, sometimes fun can be a problem ...