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Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit ([personal profile] pauamma) wrote in [site community profile] dw_dev_training2011-09-21 12:11 pm
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Jumping in with questions and answers

I just came across To Answer, Or Not To Answer. The gist of it is: someone asked "Should I answer a perl question when I'm not sure of the answer or when I can only answer part of the question?" and got overwhelming "yes" answers (and very good suggestions on how to handle uncertainty), because even if your answer doesn't help the person asking, researching your answer (and thinking about the question) may well help you. So as an experiment, I'd like to try something similar in this entry:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in the discussion I linked to above.

If this works, I'll try to make it a regular feature of this community. (How often should it happen?)
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[personal profile] jeshyr 2011-09-21 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhh, that's a very cool idea!! I've been hesitant about answering stuff because I'm still very newbie-ish (it took me an hour to set up a 'map' function yesterday for a one line patch) and I have weird splinter-knowledge. It's good to have a "safe" spot where I know somebody with more experience will come and correct me if needs be!

Weird thing I wonder about: What does "stc" stand for in the directory naming system? There are two (I think? at least one!) directory called "stc" in the code and I don't know what they're for. I'm trying to figure out the function of the directories for myself and documenting in but there are so many I don't know!
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[staff profile] denise 2011-09-21 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Not positive (the true answer may be lost to time) but I think it's 'static'.
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[personal profile] sophie 2011-09-21 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
That would make sense! I had wondered the same thing.

[edit: I took a look at the LiveJournal repo. is the appropriate changeset where the htdocs/stc directory started on 13th July 2005, and the description is "Move floating .css file(s) to a more appropriate place."

Based on that, yeah, I'd say it was likely that "stc" means "static".]
Edited 2011-09-21 17:29 (UTC)
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2011-09-22 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
Haha, I've always wondered that one too.