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Lauri Ojansivu Author • Edited

That "dead" discussion also has caused phenomena, that some newbie comes to programming language chat channel, ask "is there existing this kind of software already in this programming language". And then when someone points to such Open Source project, but if it has not had very recent commits, that newbies says "but it's old". So they are searching something that "exists" but "is not old".

The correct answer to those would be "yes, that software has taken many years of development to get all features working, just go ahead and update it's dependencies, that is very tiny amount of work compared to writing all of it from scratch".

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Jason C. McDonald

All correct...assuming the project in question reasonably fulfills the spec.

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