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RE: Post Commit Code Formatting

From: Durfee, Bernard <Bernard.Durfee_at_suny.edu>
Date: 2005-06-22 21:49:37 CEST

> > Yeah, Karl seems like an angry guy.
> Karl is far from an angry guy, if you had been around here
> for more than
> 30 seconds you would know that. Subversion probably has the
> most cordial
> and on-topic discourse of any open source project out there.
> It is one of
> the greatest attributes of this project and Karl Fogel is one of the
> number one reasons for that.

Wow, he sure fooled me. In his first post he did come across as a very
angry fellow.

> This is simply a topic that has come up before and I imagine
> he was trying
> to respond to your assertions that this was somehow easy.
> Also, rather
> than discourage the idea altogether, he flat out stated that
> if you or
> anyone else wants to do the proper design work and implement
> the feature
> under the guidance of the Subversion devs, that it would stand a good
> chance of being accepted.

I guess I didn't get that same message. Thanks for clearing that up. I
think I now understand the process and am eager to participate.

> What is the problem? Just because this is a feature you want
> it is more
> important than the ones that are currently being worked on?
> If it isn't
> implemented immediately the devs are unresponsive?

Like I said before, this issue seems to be a common desire that has been
lingering for many years. The suggestion is generally shot-down at some
point as being bad-practice.

> Ask yourself this, if you were one of the devs, would you
> want to do this
> feature now? I wouldn't. Luckily for you, Karl and the
> other devs don't
> feel that way.

In fact I think I would like to implement the feature. Why would you not
want to implement such a useful feature?

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