When to Stop

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When to Stop

fschmidt
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I have worked on Luan and related libraries for a long time.  Recently I have been thinking about when to stop working on this.

I needed Luan because I cannot tolerate programming with the horrible software developed by modern scum (members of depraved modern western culture).  So Luan has made my life tolerable.  My natural instinct is to keep developing Luan to make it more useful.  But this is pointless because no one will benefit from this work.  Modern scum hate everything that is good, so naturally they will hate my code.  And the rest of humanity doesn't care about quality.  We live in a time when there doesn't exist one single good culture that appreciates quality.  So there is no reason for me to do any work on Luan that isn't directly useful for my business programming.  And this kind of Luan work will end in a few weeks.  I only have to implement a Lucene backup and do general performance profiling to finish addressing my direct needs.

I would do more work on Luan if someone uses it.  In other words, I will support Luan for real world needs, but not for possible uses.  And I don't expect anyone to use it, so I expect to turn my attention away from programming to other things.  I need to focus on what matters most, and that is fighting evil depraved modern western culture.  Nothing else really matters in comparison to this.

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Re: When to Stop

fschmidt
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I have reconsidered this and decided to treat Luan as my shabbat hobby.  So I will do a little programming each weekend without worrying about the outcome.  (No goal-oriented work on shabbat.)  For me, programming Luan is fun, not work.