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The Mac OSX version of Pale Moon is still very much in development. Your assistance in bringing this build to fruition is greatly appreciated, but you can expect there to be bugs and problems for a while yet!

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source code

Unread postby tcshhead » Tue, 08 May 2018, 21:33

If I wanted to view Pale Moon's source code for Mac or any version where would I do that? I am learning programming and would love to look at the code.

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Re: source code

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Re: source code

Unread postby Moonchild » Tue, 08 May 2018, 22:10

tcshhead wrote: I am learning programming and would love to look at the code.


I don't think looking at Pale Moon's source code is a good thing to do as a "first thing" for an aspiring programmer, at least not without some warning: Mozilla code is not only massive, but it is also a rather unorthodox mix of languages all tied together with often rather crude methods. It's an old code base that still has decades-old modules in it intermixed with code from today. Style is not uniform, and many, many hacks and certainly not-recommended coding methods and styles are contained within.
You would probably be better off looking at other, smaller and more uniform projects' source code if you want to learn more about programming.
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Re: source code

Unread postby New Tobin Paradigm » Tue, 08 May 2018, 22:29

Mozilla code is certainly an aquired taste. It can be very bitter.

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