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Re: these little RMS fixes filling up my mailbox

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: these little RMS fixes filling up my mailbox
Date: 12 Mar 2003 05:20:22 -0500

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

   Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

   > I suppose they still get into the official emacs, even
   > though one doesn't see the diff jazz.

   You cannot always assume that!

more to the point, the purpose of asking "does this [...] fix
that?"  is to receive confirmation on the validity of the fix,
so that it can indeed go into the repo.  furthermore,
confirmation raises confidence in the thought process of the bug
fixer, which has positive repercussions later.  likewise, the
answer "no" alerts the bug fixer to perhaps try a different
approach, the end result again being refinement of thought.

it's no surprise that education systems of aspiring totalitarian
regimes downplay the scientific method; GNU collaborators and
cultivators have no need for such self-restrictions, however.


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