Talk:Colin Phipps (cph)


Sure, cph has helped advance source ports a lot throughout the years, but why is he, himself, classified as a source port? Can somebody come up with why he is in that category? Or was the person who made this article on reefer? -Wagi 15:02, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

I didn't write this article, but I think that Category:Source ports can reasonably be interpreted as "articles directly related to the phenomenon of source ports" instead of simply "articles describing individual source ports", which seems overly literalist.  This kind of thing is often done on wikipedia (random example: Jean Ichbiah is in Category:Ada programming language, even though he was presumably programmed in nucleic acids rather than Ada), and we maintain a separate directory of source ports anyway.  Not putting Simon Widlake and Adam Hegyi into Category:Speedrun would IMHO be obscuring history.  Also, some of us don't need reefer to behave incomprehensibly.   :D     Ryan W 20:23, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
I don't see why a human being can't be classified as a source port. I myself am written in C and am derived from CSDoom. I'm capable of multiplayer mode via an obscure networking media known as "air," in which commands between server and client are generated using a specialized and very popular technology involving vibrations. Additionally I can double as a hardware driver, but not a stable one as I am known to crash when performing at high speeds. And yes, I am compatible with reefer.
Seriously though, who is to say whether we program for Doom...or if Doom programming us? :P Zack 21:52, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
cph has transcended mere programming and become one with the code. He has become his own source port :-) Fraggle 23:43, 23 January 2008 (UTC)