You say that function is more important? I say not. If the code isn’t clean, neat and beautiful, it isn’t a pleasure to work with. Therefore I don’t work on it as much.
So, I’m spending some time beautifying the xorg-x11 ebuild in hopes of:
- making work on it more fun for me, so I spend more time on it
- making work on it more efficient for me, so I get more done in the time I spend
- making it easier to understand, so people are more willing to help me out
Note the emphasis on “me” here — open-source development scratches an itch, remember that.