[Bf-committers] Sum up the long outside viewers post

Douglas Toltzman bf-committers@blender.org
Thu, 13 May 2004 10:48:00 -0400 (EDT)

Thank you, Alexander.  I'd have to agree that a rewrite in the name of
clarity would be overkill; especially since I've found the text book code
is almost always less efficient and slower to execute than highly
efficient code, which may be harder to read.

I may have objected too soon, but I stand by my point of not discouraging
new contributors with blunt, non-constructive remarks.

Best regards,
Douglas Toltzman

On Thu, 13 May 2004, Alexander Ewering wrote:
> Perhaps I should be more elaborate:
> This is clearly a bad excuse. (Woohoo!)
> It seems to be a matter of taste. I personally had no problems
> with the Blender source code. From the first glance at it to my
> first finished project (Audio sequencer stuff) took me about 2
> days. I'm not saying that I'm necessarily a genius, but I guess
> it depends on how much effort you want to spend on a project, and
> how much it represents your own style of doing things.
> Re-coding or "re-implementing" half of the Blender code base
> to make it "more attractive to [coding] newbies" is just as
> pointless (in my opinion) as making the UI more newbie-friendly.
> Blender's code is not for first-day "Hello World\n" coders.
> (That doesn't necessarily imply that you are one, it's just
> a generic statement).
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