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Re: Appreciation / Financial support

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Appreciation / Financial support
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 22:17:05 -0300

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 3:20 PM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

>> There are two separate discussions here:
>> - how do we offer to average user a way to extend the program. I agree
>> that C++ is not the way to go
>> - how do we offer developers an environment to extend LilyPond, were
>> extensions go back into mainline; this is connected with getting more
>> developers  on LilyPond.
> You can't separate the two.  Developers grow from users.  Look at the
> TeX/LaTeX and Emacs communities: how much of the changes happen in the
> binary, how much in the interpretative layers?  Where did most
> developers get their first experiences and contact?

Let me try to rephrase things: the more functionality is moved into
the Scheme layers, the less people you can find who are capable of
working on it.

Therefore, you should be careful with moving more and more code into
the Scheme layer.

Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden -

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