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Re: Quit [now definitely O/T]

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Quit [now definitely O/T]
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:32:16 +0100
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Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden> writes:

> Possibly, but again irrelevant (or at least orthogonal) to the
> discussion: I think that 100% of the new developer base will have
> started as part of the user base, since it seems unlikely to the point
> of impossibility that a random non-Lilypond-using developer
> (Linux-based or otherwise) will suddenly decide to join the dev team
> out of sheer good will.

I am responsible for a good part of classical Greek support in LaTeX.
Fault of my former girlfriend's philosophy paper requirements.

The best programmers are often programmers that are into programming for
the sake of programming.  Ask such a person for help with typesetting
music, and Lilypond will be one of the points of attraction for him, and
obstacles are disproving his geek state (or the state of what he claimed
to be the best he can deliver).

For many pet projects, the principal programmers are casual users at
best, since they are mostly, well programmers.

That often leads to situations like "your application slows down
unbearably on million-line files" -- "million lines? for real?"

David Kastrup

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