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It was closed a few months ago, and not before time, the arguments were getting boring. It was really pretty irrelevant to the site if one is honest. The Indian and Chinese forums have now gone the same way. So the focus is back where it belongs to tech subjects. If you want to talk global warming, which you guys certainly have reason to, then there are plenty of other places to do it. I have not seen Tasmania mentioned specifically but assume you are also suffering from random fires.
I need a break from building the last leg of the slang parsing code (turning the parse tree into codedom objects) - it's just tedious and i have no way to automate it.
I'm worried about abandoning it though just because my hand rolled parser currently works. I don't *need* what i'm building now.
And I have an exciting idea i want to try out, but that idea may mean two weeks of immersion in something unrelated, which if it works, may make the above project - not obsolete, but in need of retooling.
Basically i've stumbled onto some parsing theory and i want to try to implement it. It's so much more fun than codedom objects
I have about a 50/50 chance i figure of ditching this iteration of Slang in favor of pursuing this parsing theory, and I'm not sure if i'll get back to it.
But i also don't want to stick with something that's going to be tedious enough to give me burnout. meh.
more just a vent than looking for suggestions, but there it is.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
If it's getting tedious, take a break - this is supposed to be a hobby project, so it's got to be fun or it's not worth the candle.
Get to a sensible breakpoint, and document where you are so you can pick it back up. You never know, the new stuff may either give you ideas for improvements or a sensible "scrap this" choice. Or it may be that once you have the new stuff out of your system, the older looks more exciting!
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What OriginalGriff said makes sense. If your new idea is exciting, plugging away on something that has become tedious will be a chore. You're beholden to no one but yourself, so follow whatever path appeals to you!