Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2011-07-03

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15:55 avid hello, i task i created was put by an admin in draft mode, and has been there for weeks, can i remove the draft tag so the tak becomes visible for other people to work on?
16:01 avid when its marked as a draft, fewer people can find it and fewer can work on it.
16:06 avid it already my and 3 other implementations, so i think it should be ok to be published.
16:06 avid aeh, 2 other implemtations.
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16:46 mwn3d_phone avid: which task was it?
18:02 avid QR decomposition, you changed it to a draft yourself. ;)
18:09 mwn3d_phone All tasks should start as drafts when they're created. Its best to bring up the draft status on the talk page for the task. That way people can see that it needs to be discussed.
18:10 mwn3d_phone I don't know enough math to see if this task is clear enough or not
18:10 avid most tasks do not publish the theory behind the task, but just reference wikipedia or some other page.
18:11 avid theoretically I could have just said "implement the qr decomposition by householder transformation" as a one-liner, it also would be a valid task.
18:11 mwn3d_phone I can't tell whether this theory helps or not. It usually just confuses me.
18:12 mwn3d_phone Some other people seem to have contributed
18:12 avid I tried to make it as straight-forward for non-mathematicians as I could, as pseudo-code in math notation. the reference implementation is more or less just translated to code.
18:13 avid the problem is, the math procedure is not really trivial, but really going into every detail would make the task description monumental.
18:13 mwn3d_phone Please take it to the talk page. I really have no idea if any of this is right or not. I'm not the one who should make the call. The community can help.
18:14 mwn3d_phone I changed it to a draft because it was new
18:14 mwn3d_phone If other people seem to understand it then double check on the talk page.
18:15 mwn3d_phone If no one says anything then take it out of draft
18:15 mwn3d_phone I really can't make the call because I don't really understand it. But I haven't really tried to.
18:16 mwn3d_phone The best way to make a task visible is to make changes to it to clarify things or post on its talk page.
18:16 avid like I said, the other option is to just reference some external descriptions of the method and say "implement as described in ref-xyz".
18:16 mwn3d_phone Then it shows up in the recent changes feed
18:18 avid since you made it a draft nobody objected to the task description, just 2 additional implementations have been made.
18:18 avid and I wouldnt like it to disappear in the draft status forever.
18:22 mwn3d_phone The best thing you can do is post on the talk page
18:22 mwn3d_phone That will get more knowledgeable people thinking about it
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19:37 tyrok_laptop Just added a new JS for changing syntax highlighting colors.  If you could give it a try and leave a comment to let me know what you think, that'd be awesome.  Thanks!
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