[MonoDevelop] Reticulating Spines and Other Wastes of Time

Atsushi Eno 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).

Atsushi Eno

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 ;)
>> Regards,
>> 	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...
> Regards,
> Carlos
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