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From: geda AT psjt DOT org (Stephan =?utf-8?Q?B=C3=B6ttcher?=)
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Subject: Re: [geda-user] The nature of gEDA layers
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Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:41:01 +0100
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(Chad Parker's message of "Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:24:29 -0500")
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"Chad Parker (parker DOT charles AT gmail DOT com) [via geda-user AT delorie DOT com]"
<geda-user AT delorie DOT com> writes:

> My opinion is that the issue of attracting new users is somewhat more about
> presentation, providing sensible defaults, and easily understandable tools.
> What I'm suggesting is more about what's going on under the hood.
>
> My experience has always been that hard to read spaghetti code is the
> result of dealing with special cases that arise from having data structures
> and functions that weren't designed quite right. Making things more generic
> reduces the number of special cases and allows for the maximum reuse of
> structures and functions.
>
> As I stated in my opening remark, feel free to take or leave my
> suggestions. Obviously I think it would be wise to heed them 

So do I.

-- 
Stephan

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