Re: CFD: (was [PATCH] Standardindentation of arguments)

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 11:30:40 EST

On Thu, 22 May 2008 03:12:33 +0300
Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 01:46:28AM +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> >...
> > 2. How to find things to work on as a beginner
> >...
> > Finding bugs to fix is easy. Here are some ways to find useful work
> > to do:
> >...
> But fixing them is not so easy...

math is hard, lets go shopping -- Barbie

> Sorry for being destructive, but we do not have easy coding tasks
> for newbies.

Sorry but if it's too easy, you don't learn from it. If it's not a
challenge .... you're going to get stuck and never really learn.

> If it's easy it's already fixed, and dozens of people following your
> advice to look at e.g. compile or sparse warnings will only generate
> much noise, but they'll have a hard time finding anything they are
> capable to fix.

If they only go where they are already capable.. no gain for anyone.
A bug can be a challenge, and need a lot of learning and investigating.
And that's *FINE*. That's what you learn from. Not from the actual fix

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