okay so like seriously
if you know friends who want to write code who *haven't* been marinating in it?
stop trying to suggest they write stuff from scratch.
explain how to fetch source code for things, and keep it updated, and make changes, and compile
give them ideas like "make all the monsters in this game pink!"
the actual code is the easy part. teach them to work with using it, and learning to find where to put it.
You mean teach people to experiment and break things to better understand them?
Perish the thought!
(I jest :P)
@Jo and like... finding the bits that do the thing you don't like and changing them
I ... I might be wrong, but it just *seems* like this might be a more useful skill than reinventing the wheel for the millionth time 🤔
@basepr1me You have to practice this face a bit first: but I'll certainly offer you tea someday. XD
I mean, projects are also collaborative efforts. I'm sure there are people who care significantly more about the code than working as a group, but I can't imagine they last too long pretty much anywhere. What's the point? If you want to fly solo, you can make android apps or something and do perfectly well. Even the people you think of as very work-oriented, they're having fun.
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