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Re: Results of egrep -l '^<<<<<<< |^=======$|^>>>>>>> |^\|\|\|\|\ |\|\|

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: Results of egrep -l '^<<<<<<< |^=======$|^>>>>>>> |^\|\|\|\|\ |\|\| '
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 17:17:03 -0400

>[ On Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 14:33:55 (-0400), Noel L Yap wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: Results of egrep -l '^<<<<<<< |^=======$|^>>>>>>>
|^\|\|\|\|\|\|\| '
>> What problems are you talking about?  Who has complained about them (aside
>> you)?
>Well, I know there was at least one developer on the devel-cvs list who
>complained and asked for the change to be reverted until consensus could
>be reached.

How long do you want to wait for this developer to resurface?

>  I'd certainly have complained then too if other
>circumstances hadn't prevailed at the time.  I suspect the change was
>not reverted simply because one other developer did agree with Jim at
>the time, and given who it was I suspect no amount of debate at the time
>could have resulted in any consensus.  Yes I'm not giving names because
>as far as I know the devel-cvs list was/is private.

What makes you think things are going to be different this time around?

>IIRC there was also a debate about this issue way back in the depths of
>time too (i.e. well before the days of Jim Kingdon's direct involvement
>with CVS, back when CVS development was still in its prime and when
>there was still a real leader directing it), and obviously the checks
>still produced an error up until Jim made his change....

Then is then, now is now.  According to current general sentiment, things
changed for the better.

>My analogy had to do with whether or not you understand which tool to
>use for the job and whether or not you arbitrarily change your tools
>just because it seemed convenient to do so at the moment, and be damned
>all the proper uses you or others might need them for in the future.

And?  Are you going to force an arbitrary change on the community?


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