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96 points by fizwhiz on March 21, 2015 | hide | past | favorite | 33 comments |
I'm curious if this could be packaged as some github plugin that is language agnostic. Think of it as a persistent Q&A that holds a "conversation/discussion" on specific lines of code. Naturally, this feature is available when you send a PR to start a discussion, but once the PR is closed that's the end of the discussion. One problem code presents that other literature doesn't is the fact that it tends to be less static (i.e. code keeps changing over time whereas lyrics to a song may not.) If there were an elegant workaround to this problem (where prior versions of a line of code and its Q&A is cached so that an interested user could view what the past conversations were) I'm tempted to say that this could really streamline the learning and collaboration process when it comes to using/writing code.
Anyone here play around with this idea in the past? If so, I'd love to hear your stories. If not, anybody interested in joining me on hacking some POC up to see what this could end up looking like?
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