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Re: [PATCH 3/4] Make define-builtin-markup{, -list}-command #:category #

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] Make define-builtin-markup{, -list}-command #:category #:properties keywords
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:08:40 +0100
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Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden> writes:

> And this year's "Good Will Generator" Award goes to…
>> I don't think that I can contribute much more to your amusement.
> Wow.
> I've [fortunately] never witnessed such mindless negative energy on a
> mailing list to which I've been subscribed.

It was in direct reply to

>>> I didn't read the rest of your message, I got bored meantime.

as response to my mail answering design questions which, by the way,
were already explained in the code documentation contained in the
patches, as well as the commit messages.  So while indeed there was no
additional information for dissemination, on request of Nicolas, I
spelled everything out again and bored him.

It is apparent that I am not up to the standards required for making
contributions to Lilypond code.  Since actually getting things to run
takes one tenth of the effort and aggravation than getting them both
into acceptable shape as well as accepted, it is a clear waste of my
resources to discuss patches or ask for information.  Ultimately, it
makes more sense to fight code than people.

I might post patches here (rather than doing it in the apparently only
acceptable manner with tools that don't work for me and which I have not
the time for to fight as well), but I don't see myself up to defending
them.  And there is no point in doing so anyway: the last thing Lilypond
needs is more code that can't be understood just by looking at the code
and its documentation.

David Kastrup

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