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Re: BuddyPress Future w/o MVC: Big Deal?

Also – something to consider. If WordPress was completely object-oriented, fully MVC, and the most beautifully designed code imaginable – 90% of developers would not be able to understand it.

When trying to create a popular open source application you have to strike a fine balance with regards to entry level. You don’t want to make it so beautifully abstract and complex that only the level 70 geeks can develop on it.

Your application needs those people that program in their spare time for fun, but don’t necessary know what instantiation, encapsulation and polymorphism are. Those people are the most important if you want any sort of active developer community.

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