[Standards] Deprecating Privacy Lists

Ben Langfeld ben at langfeld.me
Mon Oct 12 12:48:07 UTC 2015


On 12 October 2015 at 09:35, Christian Schudt <christian.schudt at gmx.de>
wrote:

> My explanation: Most developers just don't want to write specifications.
> They don't consider it to be their job.


I'm afraid they'd be mistaken in this belief. Note that we are not talking
about requirements documents here, we're talking about technical protocol
specifications.


> Similar like they also shy at writing documentation or even comments.
> Developers are lazy in this aspect.
>
> Developers just want to code, fix bugs, create a nice UI, apply logical
> thinking, etc...
>
> They are used to _read_ specifications and implement requirements, which
> usually come from *other* non-developers, e.g. "product owners, product
> managers", but not to _write_ them by themselves.
>
> Also nicely illustrated here:
> http://www.codefieber.de/images/geek_and_poke_coders-love-t.jpeg
> http://geek-and-poke.com/geekandpoke/2012/2/5/simply-explained.html
>
>
> >> I have some ideas why they don't do this.
>
> > Could you share them?
> >> I know a lot of developers
> >> from different projects who is unwilling to write XEPs. So my answer is
> >> "I don't know".
>
> > If no-one is prepared to say why they won't do this but continues to
> complain about the absence of XEPs then the assumption has to be that they
> are trolling.
>
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