Test and Announcement
Bob the Hamster <Bob <at> HamsterRepublic.com>
2005-02-25 14:38:18 GMT
On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 05:20:58PM -0500, Mike Caron wrote:
> And, I'd also like to announce the OCP, or "OHR Commenting Project".
> Participation in the OCP is easy. If you're in the source, and can
> understand what a block of code does, add a comment to enlighten the
> rest of us! Then, generate a patch. If you were fixing a bug or
> implementing a feature, submit it as usual. Or, if you were working
> specifically on the OCP, send patches to me, and I'll consolidate them
> into single big patches to submit to James.
Although that is a great suggestion, be careful! Even comments count
against the memory limitations of the QuickBasic compiler (only at
compile-time, not at run time)
That is not to say we shouldn't be adding helpful comments, but just
remember to make them brief and to the point. If something requires a
very longwinded explanation, do it with a link to the FAQ (also, note
that you can write links to the FAQ as
http://HamsterRepublic.com/ohrrpgce/wiki.php/Faq+Article+Name so you
don't have to use ugly "gilgamesh" URL's)
Also, before you embark on a massive overhaul, wait for me to try out
NeoTA's indentation cleanup script. That will change almost every line
in the source, and colide with any patch you might be working on.
Also-Also, the OCP would probably go smoother if you do a series of
smaller patches, rather than trying to give me one giant patch for the
whole thing. That way it is less likely to colide with any other patches
anybody else happens to be working on at the moment.
> The goal of the OCP is to make it easier for less experienced or less