[Pharo-dev] [Pharo-users] Start with a trivial improvement!
tudor at tudorgirba.com
Thu Oct 10 07:42:52 EDT 2013
Thank you, Marcus!
Could you post this on the Pharo blog?
On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <sven at stfx.eu> wrote:
> On 10 Oct 2013, at 13:21, Marcus Denker <marcus.denker at inria.fr> wrote:
> > One nice way to get in the mood of doing (and at the same time testing
> the system) is to start
> > with trivial improvements.
> > This is especially nice as a "starter" when you never contributed any
> change to Pharo.
> > And by trivial I mean *really* mean trivial:
> > -> a typo in a comment
> > -> remove a temp not accessed
> > -> clean out some trivial dead code
> > -> do a simplistic refactoring of a bad smell, even inside a
> single method
> > -> document something
> > -> structure bad stuff better so it is easier to replace later
> > Taken in itself, single changes like these have no influence, but:
> > -> they get you in a mood of doing.
> > -> they make you feel that Pharo is "owned" by you.
> > -> take 1000 of those trivialities and they *do* make a difference.
> > -> next time something bothers you, you will have the context of
> "I can just fix it".
> > The critic tools is one way of finding these places, another is to just
> note down every time
> > you see a triviality and later go through that list. The bug tracker can
> be source, too.
> > <wtfm.jpg>
> > Marcus
"Every thing has its own flow"
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