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Re: [libredwg] hello + contributions

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [libredwg] hello + contributions
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:09:34 +0100

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:27 PM, Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> wrote:
Overall, i would say they are "process-oriented changes"
which, if applied, would affect the project at a meta level.

Like doing morning exercises, you first get the form of the
activity roughly in shape, and over time the form of your body
(in this analogy, the code) follows.  Of course, if you neglect
doing such preparations, your body may shape up, anyway, but it
will be more work (and less fun, unless you are a masochist) in
the long run.

Now i will describe each change in (more) detail, mixing in the
morning exercises analogy a bit to keep myself interested.[0]

* 192f0cd [admin] Add HACKING; nfc.

 Hacking is the pleasure of mind-motion manifested in source
 code changes (or so says the doctor who prescribes these
 things), so this file is like the list of hints you tape to the
 bedroom door.  It tells you (briefly) how to get started, how
 to measure and record progress, and how to behave around others
 who might be of parallel pursuit.  It is not complete, because
 the doctor is not always the pharmacist, and the pharmacist is
 not always the patient, and the patient is not always sick.

Thien-Thi Nguyen "Hacking is the pleasure of mind-motion manifested in source code changes" -

Love this quote,
thanks so much for sharing!

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