[MonoDevelop] Reticulating Spines and Other Wastes of Time

R. Tyler Ballance tyler at bleepconsulting.com
Tue Dec 19 12:46:49 EST 2006

On Dec 19, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Andrés G. Aragoneses [ knocte ] wrote:

> Alan McGovern escribió:
>> I'd give this a thumbs up as it is pretty funny and takes away  
>> some of
>> the boredom when waiting for MD to load up.
> Sorry but personally I don't agree about adding this upstream.
> The opensource is nice enough for you to modify anything you want. The
> modifications that are published and fit most people needs are  
> included
> in the main version. And I don't think this modification is one of  
> those.

You make this assumption that it would be the absolute default  
behavior, and affect all users. It checks for the RETICULATE  
environment variable, else it functions completely normally. That's  
why I added that, while it's a fun option to enable for some of us,  
it would ultimately be confusing for end users "For some reason  
MonoDevelop freezes on 'Burninating the Peasants...', is this a known  
bug?" etc

I agree with your overall utilitarian attitude about open source  
projects, but I don't think a clever option here and there detracts  
at all from the overall functionality of the project. Besides,  
where's your sense of humour, who doesn't love a good reticulated  
spine every now and again :)


R. Tyler Ballance: Custom Mac and Linux Development at bleep. consulting
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