On Friday, 2 February 2018 at 18:17:30 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 03:06:57PM +0000, Mark via
It has, to some extent. But the fundamental problem remains
that more manpower is needed so that he can be freed up to do
the more important things. Having to personally review all new
public symbols added to Phobos, for example, just doesn't seem
scalable in the long run. But, as Andrei himself said, the
last time he left that decision to somebody else, there was a
noticeable deterioration in the quality of code in Phobos. So
we need not only more manpower, but also more *trusted*
manpower; people who share the same views as Andrei, whom he
can trust to make the right decisions without his intervention.
There's no silver bullet to this, and it's indeed a very
Having done this for a lot of my life, my advice is simply to
keep that always present in every decision, and, sometime, be
more permissive in the short term decisions, to just archive that
more important long term goal.
Growing (and discovering!), talents it's indeed a job by itself.