[PD] Get list of a the arguments of a patch without using any external?

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Tue Mar 8 15:23:31 CET 2011


On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 12:13:10AM -0500, Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> FWIW, I would say if a patch is good then it does not matter what he wrote.
> If it does matter, then it's everyone's loss...

Interesting point, but I think it ignores the reality of writing software
cooperatively. FLOSS is a social endeavour. If you ignore or purposely violate
social niceties you are less likely to have a successful FLOSS system. Culture
is important.

It seems obvious to me that in a system of cooperating agents things will work
to the mutual benefit of all agents if those agents are friendly, and it will
work less efficiently if those agents are hostile.

What I am advocating is more friendliness so that the software we all enjoy
will continue to improve in an optimal way.



> Chris McCormick <chris at mccormick.cx> wrote:
> >On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 03:07:08PM -0500, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> >> On Mon, 7 Mar 2011, Miller Puckette wrote:
> >>
> >>> Sorry -- there's no way to do that!
> >>
> >> Yes there is a way to do it, but it takes 5 hours to find out how to do 
> >> it in pd, while it takes 5 minutes to edit the C code so that people can 
> >> do it in pd in 5 seconds. But most of all it takes 0.5 second to write  
> >> "sorry".
> >
> >On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 04:40:39PM -0500, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> >> PS: the [delwrite~] clear method  
> >> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3170987&group_id=55736&atid=478072 
> >> is still assigned to "nobody", because it's waiting for any of the five  
> >> project admins to click on a button... It also didn't appear on  
> >> pd-dev at iem.at either :  
> >> http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-dev/2011-02/thread.html
> >
> >Do you think that what you have written above is likely to increase or decrease
> >your chances of getting those patches accepted more quickly? I ask this
> >question sincerely.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Chris.
> >
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