Module talk:First steps

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RFDO discussion: January–September 2016[edit]

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Not used anywhere as far as I can tell. I can't figure out what it is supposed to do. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:07, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Fwiw there's some documentation at [[v:module talk:First steps]].​—msh210 (talk) 17:12, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Yeah and I still can't figure out what it's supposed to do. Renard Migrant (talk) 18:38, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
It looks like it's supposed to be a documentation module along the lines of the one that generates WT:List of languages. I'm sure its creator envisioned something like the scene in w:2001: A Space Odyssey, where one minute, you have apes fighting over a carcass, then a monolith appears, and suddenly they're writing sophisticated WM-compliant code to the sounds of the Blue Danube Waltz.
The problem is that it needs documentation that explains things. If I don't know anything about the MW and _G libraries, an uncommented dump of their contents is of no help whatsoever. If I knew enough about them to understand those dumps, I presumably would be able to track down the original libraries and look through them without bothering with the module (and I would hope there's actual documentation somewhere, too). I see there's also a thicket of links on that other module's talk page, presumably so one can click on them one at a time and All Will Be Answered. As with the code dumps, some explanation is needed to provide context. As it is now, the module is nothing but a source of confusion. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:58, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Delete--Dixtosa (talk) 13:53, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Can User:Gangleri AKA User:I18n clarify why this is useful? --Dan Polansky (talk) 14:35, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
@Dan Polansky Please see w:en:module talk:First_steps#main01:_MW and click on show. It displays parts of the wiki specific setup.