"I certainly didn't mean to make it personal. I didn't even think I was talking about you. [...] now I'm afraid to pick at this further."
Oh, sorry. I'm personally invested in this topic, but I'm not offended. But come to think of it, my post was a few claims fluffed up with personal foibles in place of other justification, and thanks for not being eager to refute the acceptableness of my foibles. :-p
"In this case..."
I don't have much of an opinion in this particular case. I was spurred on by the "common complaint" that people don't share their code in progress, and I'm interested in what kind of overall strategy we should pursue in response.
- Social networks for code sharing (e.g. package managers, HTTP, GitHub)?
- Collaborative development of large-scale online worlds (e.g. Wikipedia)?
- Socially encouraging or discouraging people to program depending on their personality?
- Investigating what kinds of programming problems are so mathematically exotic that meaningful code is exactly the thing that's hardest to develop?
- Different laws and licenses related to sharing code?
"And he's referred to code so we know it's not a pure spec."
I don't remember that part. I did skip a few boring parts in the video. ^_^;;
Hmm, maybe I even consider runnable code to be relatively boring and forgettable. XD; Probably depends on whether it's a product I'm eager to use right away. ^_^