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Re: [sc-dev] its time for a User library

On Mar 1, 2006, at 5:36 PM, Julian Rohrhuber wrote:

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.

Hi Julian,

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.

Hi Ron,

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")

Hi Julian,

I completely agree. But doesn't that correspond to migrating specific classes out of a UserLib and into Common?