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RE: (kudra: what about Craft?) RE: RE: Code Review section, anyone?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Sep 14, 2000 at 20:10 UTC ( #32496=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (kudra: what about Craft?) RE: RE: Code Review section, anyone?
in thread Code Review section, anyone?

Craft, on the other hand, is a place to show off code. If something's on display, it's going to get comments and critique...at least that's how I see it.
But you perhaps are a mature programmer, someone who understands that putting stuff out there is going to get critique. I'm worried about a repeat of a couple of mistakes I made in the past here, where someone is posting a snippet "because it's way cool, dude" and not for critique, and then I critique it.

I want a place where it's clear from the get go that code will get shredded in that area. So the newbies with fragile egos will stay away, but the people who understand what having a good code critique will treasure.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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RE: RE: (kudra: what about Craft?) RE: RE: Code Review section, anyone?
by geektron (Curate) on Sep 15, 2000 at 05:51 UTC
    i think that operating on the default assumption that Craft is for 'showing off' works rather well, and people who want a critique could ask for it when posting to Craft.

    optionally, why not check the poster's home node for mail, and send 'em a private critique rather than a public one, so if the ego gets shattered, it's still within the privacy of the home/cube/whatever.

    criticism is great - when it's expected. and someone who posts code and writes 'l00k itz k3wl d00d' probably doesn't really want to have errors pointed out -- even if they're deserved.

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