[SciPy-dev] MCMC, Kalman Filtering, AI for SciPy?
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Sep 29 17:09:44 CDT 2004
Robert Kern wrote:
> I'll just chip in my two cents now and agree with Perry and others that
> organizing the source tree according to GAMS is probably no better than
> an attempt to organize conscientiously. Search is a much better way to
> find what one is looking for (c.f. Google).
I agree that for finding stuff, a good search engine beats the pants off _any_
hierarchical scheme. Google has proven that beyond the shadow of a doubt:
it's easier to find a file on the internet than on your own hard disk!
However, we still have to keep in mind that in usage, python code _is_
So even if we have a phenomenal search system in place, we still need a
_reasonable_ hierarchy for the code. It doesn't need to be perfect, and as I
argued before a few well placed names can replicate useful things in key
places. But for code commits and program writing, some hierarchy does remain
The argument for good search should, in my view, mean that we shouldn't spend
an inordinate amount of effort in getting the hierarchical structure
'perfect', as that would be a waste of time. But something moderately
reasonable is still needed, I think.
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