[IPython-dev] [Branch ~ipython-dev/ipython/trunk] Rev 1129: added ipy_gmail extension
Stefan Van der Walt
Tue Sep 2 01:53:23 CDT 2008
On 02 Sep 2008, at 08:33 , Ville M. Vainio wrote:
> Again, note that this is in extension code which implicitly holds no
> promise of actually being useful. Notably, extension code can change
> how it behaves quite randomly, and can fall out of maintenance as
> easily. This is why we can take whole extensions as external
> contributions in quite a relaxed fashion (and this is a good thing).
> Thin of the "Extensions" directory as 'contrib' directory.
It's so annoying when projects ship files in "contrib" that are
incompatible with the latest release -- kind of makes you wonder
whether these people are serious about delivering good quality
software. By investing a tiny amount of time in unit testing and peer
reviewing code, the problem can mostly be eradicated. Seems worth it
to me, a thousand times over.
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