[MonoDevelop] Reticulating Spines and Other Wastes of Time
atsushi at ximian.com
Tue Dec 19 22:10:17 EST 2006
A radical issue on having such an "extension" (at least for rtyler)
would be that when it comes to an explicit Add-In, it is not
easter egg anymore ... ;-)
I have no specific opinion, but I wonder if those easter egg messages
are to be translated to other languages (of course we don't have
to make direct translation and lose any sense).
Carlos Gustavo Ruiz wrote:
> Andrés G. Aragoneses [ knocte ] escribió:
>> R. Tyler Ballance escribió:
>>> 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 :)
>> It's not that I don't have sense of humour, neither a fact about
>> confusing new users or not. It's that:
>> a) I don't understand the majority of the sentences (my mother tongue is
>> not English), and thus I'm not interested in seeing useless things in
>> the source code I manage.
>> b) If we add this, why don't add any other funny message from any other
>> different MD user that requests it?
>> c) This kind of modifications are precisely too specific for one user
>> needs and should go into a user-adapted solution, or a fork. You can
>> create your own version if you want to have fun with MD.
>> Sorry if I sounded rude, but perhaps the majority of people have the
>> same opinion as you and then I will shut up ;)
>> Andrés [ knocte ]
> Maybe you can create some kind of plugin or addon that can manage this
> kind of user specific modifications.. something like firefox extensions
> or something... this could be usefull tu provide other kind of tools
> that users think that can help or be nice to other users.. maybe some
> kind of scripting extensión could be nice..
> Sorry if I don't know very much about MD programing structure.. but is
> an idea for all of you...
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