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Re: [sc-dev] its time for a User library
I'd love if we could have repositories of mixed authorship. While
in some cases it is better to keep separate (flue etc.) it makes
the repository more valuable if it is systematic. I do know some
things that ron and you create, but maybe we should work together
on the forensics.
Certainly one big issue with SC is that there are several different
dialects/approaches coexisting within one language.
This is a feature, not a bug, but it would be really helpful to
have a simple way to help clarify what belongs with what and why.
Perhaps we could adopt a convention of having an explanatory file
for each directory of help files that describes what that group does.
This happens already (CrucialLibrary, for example), but is not set
up in any consistent way.
Then help files could have their path name displayed so that you
can get to the right explanatory file.
I do agree that there is different approaches and that everything
specific to a certain approach should stay there. But I think there
are other pieces of code that do not so much belong to a certain
"personal" approach, but to topics like "data mining". Also there
might be specific approaches that should better be called what they
are and not who started them - this makes contributions by others
more logical. (imagine James had named "Common" "McCartneyLib")