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Re: bug report
Re: bug report
Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:54:15 +0200 (CEST)
I find Ole's request reasonable and polite. It is not displayed at every use of
parallel if you turn it off with --will-cite (per run) or --citation (forever).
See also `man parallel_alternatives`.
On Wed, 8 Sep 2021 06:37:30 -0500, o1bigtenor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> $ parallel --version
> GNU parallel 20210822
> Copyright (C) 2007-2021 Ole Tange, http://ole.tange.dk and Free Software
> Foundation, Inc.
> License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <
> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
> GNU parallel comes with no warranty.
> Web site: https://www.gnu.org/software/parallel
> When using programs that use GNU Parallel to process data for publication
> please cite as described in 'parallel --citation'.
> The problem is clearly written out in the above.
> Why is a lecture on citing forced at any use of the software?
> My use is to save a number of copies of a particular business file
> scattered across different parts of my system.
> The flaw is that the expectation for use is totally mono-dimensional.
> That using a bit of software - - - legitimately - - - results in a lecture
> on an unrelated topic is not only off putting but also insulting. Likely
> also not a good way to attract greater use either.
> A possible fix would be to make the request much much more conditional - -
> - i.e. starting the last sentence with "If using . . . ." instead of
> "When using . . . ." . The use of "When" implies that there is incorrect
> The best fix would be to remove the 'ancillary text' from the use
> altogether! - - - there is very little need to provide a moral cop function
> in software. Honest people will remain honest and would do what you want
> without the badgering and those that aren't - - - well they would ignore
> your 'rant' anyway.