Lately, I've become obsessed with code quality. I've been
reading Bjourne Stroustrup's "bible" on C++11, watched all videos
of the "Going Native" conferences, started using clang, ..., and
it has made me much more aware of the language's facilities for
preventing bugs. I regularly browse over Inkscape's code and try
to fix things I think can be improved (janitorial); our source is
a pretty big mess
I really do think Inkscape can use some love to improve logic and
to decrease some amount of spaghetti.
I just saw the book "Effective C++", which I believe is a great
resource to inspire thought and learn how to write better code,
and is meant for experienced programmers. How do you guys feel
about donating this book to our top committers? (if you feel this
is too egoistic of me, *I*
will pay for my own copy myself, no worries, and pass my copy on
to the dev that was just below the cut-off point).
In general: how do you guys feel about donating something to our
top committers for their "education"?
We would need some metric of what "top committers" means, we could
use ohloh.net's numbers.
example*, we have 10 people
that committed more than 50 times in the past 12 months. So that'd
be 10 books = 10 x 31 euro = 310 euro cost --- shipping and
whatnot --> 400 euro cost.
What do you think?
(After we release 0.91, I will become very active in pushing for
C++11 (i.e., upgrading our compiler dependencies to more modern
versions so we can start using part of C++11 features), and
general maintenance / refactoring / cleaning up. It's pretty
rewarding I find, and very low-key in terms of long-time