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From: joel de guzman (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-22 20:25:47

----- Original Message -----
From: "Asger Alstrup Nielsen" :
> And looking from the outside, the other alternative scenario is that
> Joel is moving so fast on his own that he will be ready with Phoenix
> within a few months.

I have to give credit where credit is due. The Spirit/Phoenix project
is moving fast because there are many people behind it. Most of them
are also ardent boosters. Dan Nuffer, Hartmut Kaiser, Noah Stein,
Martijn Van der Lee, Juan Carlos Arevalo-Baeza, Chris Uzdavinis,
John EBo David, Stoll Carsten, David Greene, Raghav Satish,
Doug Gregor and many more. It's almost a mini-boost.

For example, I don't have to do the port to MSVC. ***Hey, a plug:
Spirit V1.3 has been ported to MSVC!!!***. Raghav did the port.
Our website is maintained by Martijn. People chip in and contribute
snippets, ideas, editing the docs, converting to PS, to HTML and
countless more nitty-gritty details.

Every step of the development is open to discussion. For instance,
while it was I who concocted the if_, else_, while etc. overloads,
I originally used the parens:


The disadvantage was that with multiple statements, we'll have to
use the double parens:


Still usable, but someone noted (I remember it was David Greene)
that since Spirit uses the [] to do semantic actions anyway, why not
use it here again. So the brackets were re-introduced for statements.

It's the open-source phenomena.


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