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Re: Code review/discussion time again.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Code review/discussion time again.
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 23:42:40 +0100
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Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> writes:

> On 11/21/09 9:35 AM, "David Kastrup" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I would like to suggest that you post patches on Rietveld, rather
>>> than directly to the -devel list.  That's the current recommended
>>> procedure (see the Contributors' Guide for more information).
>>> You'll get comments from more than just me, and that will facilitate
>>> things.
>> That course of action is appropriate for changes of semantics or new
>> functionality.  It is utter overkill for janitorial work and
>> documentation clarification.
> I'm sorry my attempts at helping you have not been helpful.

I'd say "less effective than with others" and there is nothing to be
sorry about.  As I already stated, I tend to understand computers and
programs better than people.  Sometimes I don't understand code because
it has been written by people who make different choices from what I
would, without me being able to see a reason for that.  That is
aggravating to me because I don't like feeling stupid.  Other people
don't feel stupid when they don't understand code.  They work with it

My different focus makes people often defensive or causes annoyance.
But that is nothing that you should feel sorry about.

> I'll make one last suggestion, which you are free to ignore.
> I'd suggest a message to -devel and to Han-Wen and Jan, with a simple
> subject requesting push access, and no extra baggage.

I had already used the Savannah project participation request before
your suggestion.  As maintainer of AUCTeX, I have a developer account
there already, so that was easy to do.

I have no idea whether they'll grant it, but I don't think that I would
do more damage than good.  Which is the metric that counts in the long

David Kastrup

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