[ubuntu-art] Hacking / Kludging - WAS Re: gtk theme
cimi86 at alice.it
Thu Mar 6 16:28:03 GMT 2008
Il giorno gio, 06/03/2008 alle 09.17 -0600, Matthew Nuzum ha scritto:
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Troy James Sobotka
> <troy.sobotka at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> > Patch the code. Kludge it out when we have no other option. Let the
> > >> > progression happen.
> > >
> > > In short, it isn't really perfectionism (well, a bit...), but it's
> > > more a matter of maintainability.
> > It certainly isn't optimal, and I am well aware of the shortcomings.
> > The point isn't to kludge / hack _everything_, but do it where it is
> > required to achieve an innovation. Animated progressbars might be an
> > example here.
> And let me point out two things:
> The open source moto is, "release early, release often."
> Also, there is a programming standard way to do denote this. You put a
> comment in your source code near your hack followed by a TODO: and
> what you want to change. Many programming editors will highlight this
> line specially and some, like eclipse, will even show a todo list
> below the source code editor listing each item.
> You also create a file in your source's root directory called TODO and
> outline things you consider less than ideal. It's ok to use a hack if
> its well documented and understood what you're trying to do.
> // TODO: is there a better way to show animated scroll bars?
> // This is a HACK but it works
> // (optional extra explanation if your code is particularly clever and hard
> // to understand)
I have already tested animated scrollbars, they work, but they are so
sloooow in acrobar reader, firefox etc etc...
> Matthew Nuzum
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Andrea "Cimi" Cimitan - <cimi86 at alice.it>
Murrine Author: http://www.cimitan.com/murrine
GNOME Developer: http://www.gnome.org
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