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Re: Gud lord!

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Gud lord!
Date: 09 Jun 2003 17:42:38 +0900

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:
> Funny, you seem to be arguing that:
>  1) People should complain when they see something wrong, even if it's
>     a bit (or much) late.
>  2) I should get used to this behavior, instead of complaining if I
>     feel is wrong :)

Yeah, but complaining about a change probably does more good (because it
often represents a real problem with the change, which should be fixed)
than complaining about complaining (which arguably does harm).

I understand your annoyance, but I think there are understandable, and
hard-to-change, reasons for such after-the-fact complaints.  Note that
they aren't always due to simple tardiness, but sometimes because the
import of a change simply wasn't apparent until it was actually done.

On the specific issue of CVS logs, I kinda agree with you that Emacs'
use of ChangeLog files makes it less of a problem than with some other

Actually my main complaints with moving files are slightly different:
moving files around screws with patches and local changes, and patches
made across a move end up being enormous..

"I distrust a research person who is always obviously busy on a task."
   --Robert Frosch, VP, GM Research

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