Striving for greatness

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[Gentoo] Form over function

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.


Written by Donnie Berkholz

January 24, 2005 at 1:44 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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