Using name instead of initials
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Mon Sep 12 18:33:34 UTC 2005
Really I do not understand
'stephaneducasse' and gorankrampe' are unique and intention revealing.
Why are we using concepts of another times.
I guess that you name well your methods and your variable not just x
w r t
so really I do not understand. Trading readability for the sake of I
do not what benefit
is really doubtful for me.
When I have a file on my disc and working at home without network
(Yes when you see me replying to emails late this is that I'm still
in my office), then
I do not have SM present. I do not have problem that people register
to build a map I have a problem to use poor information.
People out there can really laugh at us and they would be right. What
code annotation than three non readable characters. May be we can use
our ICQ number
because it is also unique but incredibily unreadable. Can we have a
increase the level here!
> Hi Stephane!
> =?ISO-8859-1?Q?st=E9phane_ducasse?= <ducasse at iam.unibe.ch> wrote:
>> Are you joking? in 2005 playing with 2 characters instead of 15 does
>> not make sense.
> Stephane, please don't be sarcastic with me. No, I am not joking.
>> Why people should get a account on Squeakmap to use MC? or Squeak?
>> I think that this does not make sense.
> It does make sense and on the Swiki we have had a pointer to SM ever
> since SM2 came about so that people register there instead of
> typing in
> their initials in a Swiki page.
> Now, the user name on SM doubles as developer initials. If you
> there then you are sure that those initials are *yours* to use,
> they need to be unique.
> The whole point with the developer initials is that we can absolutely
> for sure know who wrote what. So it is vitally important that the
> developer initials field can be used to identify the person
>>>>> Yes. I totally agree with you.
>>>>> The community is enough big that we easily find other developers
>>>>> the same initials.
> Yes, but then people will just have to find a variation on the
> that is unique. The whole grand point with having a central place
> we register the initials and make sure they are unique *and* map
> them to
> a name and an email is precisely the fact that we then can use those
> initials as a key.
>>>> I *don't* agree - just use SM instead! The initials are ensured
>>>> to be
>>>> unique on SM and looking up a name is trivial - just add some
>>>> code to
>>>> the tools that do this:
>> I'm not hacking the tools. I'm reviewing code that should be
>> published or
>> not and I'm reading initials and I do not know what are these
>> So may be I should stop harvesting after all.
> Hehe, no - you should not stop harvesting, but I would be grateful
> if we
> stick to the idea of using SM as the map of Squeak as it is intended.
> If we don't make sure people register we:
> 1. Risk duplicates of dev initials. Yes, there might very well be more
> than one David Smith, especially if that person just types in
> "David S"
> etc. And from image to image David might even type in slightly
> differently causing even more confusion.
> 2. Do not know who has which initials.
> Now, if you want MC to have a free form field with a name just like
> ChangeSets typically have - fine with me. But let us please use dev
> initials as the unique key it is.
> regards, Göran
> PS. Soon it is time to clean up SM, lots of bogus looking accounts
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