Re: Idea for a process experiment to reward running code...

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Tue, 04 December 2012 12:09 UTC

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>> Given that there is also open source code, reviewers have the chance
>> to take a look at that and see the degree of hackiness involved.
> 
> Well, yes. It's easy enough to evaluate stuff such as non-descriptive
> variable names, messy indenting, and weird comments.
> 
> But there's a catch here: There are so many programming languages that 
> it's very well possible that the code is written in a language you don't 
> understand. 

i think we're ratholing here.  the point i get is that, if there is open
source code that suppliments the drafts sufficiently to lend confidence
in the implementability and implementation, then progress might be
accelerated.

notice the if

randy