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Re: language translator help

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: language translator help
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 16:18:14 -0700

   From: MJ Ray <address@hidden>
   Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 23:45:13 +0100

   The buck always stops somewhere and for guile, it looks like it stops
   with mvo right now.

uh oh, my management buzzword bingo sheet is starting to fill up.  how
would you distinguish between the buck stopping and the buck sailing off
into the void?

   Moving the development focus away from 1.4 may have been done for
   good reasons: if it is not critically buggy and there is pressure to
   actually develop new features, then it is better to start towards 1.6
   than try to introduce major changes during a stable series.

what is the development focus?  what are the reasons for moving it?  hey
these questions are starting to sail off -- let's see where they stop...

   Because you were involved and my casual research found no matches.  This
   makes me think that those things never happened in public, but you have
   better information to start a search from (your memories of the events). 
   Even just giving dates, possible subject lines, other participant names,
   etc, would help to locate them.

if a tree falls in the forest and your seismograph is broken or too far
away to detect it, would you ask the tree to fall again?  why would the
tree want to do that?  take a library-sciences course if you want to
improve your research skillz...

   Language lawyer.  :P

   > yes, opinions are easy to share w/ others (less so code, less so
   > process, less so power).  i'm glad to see you recognizing them as such.

   The danger is when opinions are left unstated and used as the
   motivation for divisive actions.

is there a way to safeguard against this danger?

   Stuff that breaks non-bug compatibility during a stable series is
   particularly unimportant because such things should not be introduced
   during a stable series.

how do you judge compatibility (w/o using the word "compatible")?

   > could you describe your personal prioritization scheme (as it
   > relates to guile / in general)?


that's a given.  what kind of heuristic?

(hey, if you pass this interview, i'll nominate you for guile
maintainer! ;-)


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