[sword-devel] Important things!
Mon, 09 Oct 2000 23:22:41 -0700
At 12:16 AM 10/10/2000 +1300, Stephen Denne wrote:
>In addition, or as a start, it would be helpful to newcomers if the main
>coders outlined what their development environment consisted of.
>eg you might say that you use wincvs and borland c++builder 5 on Win98SE or
Thanks for the reply, Denne.
After posting I was afraid my message may have sounded just critical. I
didn't mean it that way and just wanted to open the process up for
observation and consideration. So, your input was very welcome.
And beyond environmental compatibility how should any new code work with
the old? When should a new feature be a rewrite of old code or be a new
function? What to pass and return? Do I need to know how Sword works or can
I write the new code in a vacuum?
The problem, as I see it, is that when people want a new feature, even
though the feature may be clear the code need is not clear unless one
already knows and understands the Sword code. You may be ready to take on
writing a simple function, but would you be ready to take on learning the
Sword code, so you could be sure you understood what was needed. However,
if someone that knew the Sword code already, were to write a specification
for the needed code, you could jump right in if the specs were to your liking.