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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:17:08 +0100
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On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 02:11:36AM -0500, Jim Ursetto wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2011, at 12:55 AM, John Gabriele wrote:
> > My point was that, if you tell prospective egg contributors that they
> > can optionally supply their own html docs, they can use whatever tools
> > they want to generate that html (even write it by-hand, if they like).
> > [...] you could offer them the option of just providing their
> > own raw html and you could install it and host it for them at
> > something like
> Sounds like a huge *dis*advantage to me.


This would be identical to reverting to the situation of 4 years ago
where we had a huge mess of completely differently-formatted and
not properly maintained HTML egg documentation.

*not* an improvement!

"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
 is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
 and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
 experience much like composing poetry or music."
                                                        -- Donald Knuth

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