Once we have some really nice and catchy samples working I’m certain that more would be motivated to join the chat! As is right now it’s been a lot of basics and comp-sci theory, I can see where most might want to stay silent. Normally things ‘perk up’ once there are shiny toys to play with!
But you’ve helped the final product greatly so far, so I appreciate the participation, even if the forum doesn’t!!
I do agree here partially - once the sample code is closer to completion I propose we do some test-refactorings to see how much we can improve readability (I’m happy to do this with my own code as well).
In the mean time - I do want to be sure we’re being open minded as well. Forcing a user to scroll up / down in a massive source file isn’t always ideal, sometimes it’s better for a user to maybe flip between tabs in an IDE…
My thoughts here - once code get’s to a certain size ‘some’ compromises need to happen, that can result in excessive scrolling, vertically, for a user to read code - (since it can’t all be onscreen at once), but I also postulate that at times, switching to another IDE tab, which may feel more like a ‘horizontal’ action - is also acceptable in some cases. Not all cases of course - but the minutiae here we can debate deeply once we get to the point of assembling the code into a ‘official sample’ pull request. At that time as well we might want to pull in many other eyes to make sure we’re doing what works broadly for the panda community. I wouldn’t want my own personal opinion (or a select few) to make the wrong choice… agreed?
Thanks again for all the awesome discussion! I’m excited to see where things go here