[MonoDevelop] automated task list

Todd Berman tberman@off.net
Thu, 01 Jul 2004 03:04:13 -0400

Davy Brion wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Jul 2004 01:39:09 -0400, Chris Vickerson <chris@vickerson.net> wrote:
>>Is there any plans to add comments that automatically wire up to the
>>task lists (vs .net & #develop style)?  For example: when you add "//
>>TODO come back and fix me" to your code an item is automatically added
>>to your task list.
> this would definitely be a feature that most of us would like to see. 
> it would infringe on a microsoft patent though:
> http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/legal/0,39020651,39157145,00.htm

Sigh. This is a feature we could add. I am sure someone will eventually. 
It isnt on my short or long term todo list (ironic that ;) ), but anyone 
is free to implement this and give a patch. I believe it might even be 
half implemented.

However. It is *never* a good idea to *ever* mention *ANY* patent in 
*ANY* public forum. You can not infringe on a patent you don't know 
about (or so I've heard).

And another however. There is prior art out the ass for this, so this 
isnt a patent I would be afraid of potentially infringing.

> but then again, who cares about bogus patents anyway? ;)

No patent is bogus until it is found bogus in court, some are just 
scarier than others.