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Re: Is this correct behavior for svn cat?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-08 01:17:19 CEST

On Sep 6, 2005, at 3:31 AM, Tom Mornini wrote:

> Thank you Ben!
> I've been meaning to ask you a question for some time:
> The quantity and speed of your responses to questions on the
> list would indicate that you are a list bot and not a human.
> The quality of your answers would indicate that you are a
> human and not a list bot.

You honor me, sir. :-)

Actually, I'm just a Subversion developer. I'm one of the oldest
ones -- I was one of the first to be hired by Collabnet, and had some
vague hand in its initial design and implementation. I'm also one of
the authors of the free book.

The thing is, Subversion has grown so exponentially popular in the
last year or two, that it's become hard to keep track of how users
are using it. In the early days, this list was all about developers
getting feedback from (and helping) early adopters. Today it's
almost entirely users helping other users... which is a great thing!
But the traffic is so high, most of the developers don't read it
anymore. A few of us are still trying, though, because we don't want
to lose track of the user base. It's really useful to know what sort
of bugs are the most troublesome, which concepts are hardest to
learn, what users are asking for. Developers shouldn't be improving
the product in a vacuum. :-)

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