Contributing (was Re: Tunes Membership Policy)
Brian T Rice
Thu Feb 20 12:39:01 2003
On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, David Scott Williams, web wrote:
> I am a self-taught programmer, and I am just finishing pushing
> Dustyscript 1.0 (http://dustyscript.sourceforge.net/) out the door.
> I will have some time to dedicate. I do some Perl, PHP, Java
> mainly, some C/C++ (currently teaching myself)...
> I have never done x86 assembler, but am willing to give it a go...
> Where do I start?
These are incredibly common skills. By observing the Tunes membership
list, I see that most of the people I would like to remove from it have
those kinds of skills. We need people who go beyond that. There's no point
in wanting to contribute to a new system if you can't comprehend it when
it finally is handed to you.
Learn and use the languages mentioned on the PL 101 area of the Tunes
Learning assembly is exactly what NOT to do if you haven't done it before.
We'd rather borrow and adapt code and rely on a very few experts than get
a lot of inexpert cooks' hands in the pot.
Brian T. Rice
LOGOS Research and Development