[Foundation-l] Why is the software out of reach of the community?

geni geniice at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 17:28:51 UTC 2009

2009/1/13 Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>:
> I believe that the solution to this problem lies in borrowing concepts
> from software engineering, such as variables, functions, minimally
> parenthesized programming languages, libraries, objects, etc. I know that
> many template programmers cannot program in a traditional programming
> language, but I have a feeling they could if they wanted to.

How well do those concepts stand up when you have a lot of people
copying and pasting code they don't really understand (writing an
infobox from scratch is hard modifying an existing one less so)?


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