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Re: learning curve

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: learning curve
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:48:26 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:04:24PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net, le Sun 22 Nov 2009 22:04:22 +0100, a écrit :

> > (BTW, I don't actually agree on the "really smart developers only"
> > part either. Unless you are among those who believe that any work on
> > the existing implementation is pointless, and only working on a new
> > microkernel would provide any benefit...)
> The existing implementation needs really smart developers. It needs
> not so smart developers too, but a lot of things that _need_ to be
> fixed (e.g. including parts of perl testsuite failures, ghc6 failures,
> I/O performance) probably won't be fixable without good skills.

Sure, I don't question the need for smart developers... What I'm saying
is that (unlike switching microkernels), the existing implementation
requires a lot of less challenging work also -- it's just not true that
we don't need many developers.


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