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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:43:30 +0100
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David Engster <address@hidden> writes:

> Also, I seem to be unable to discuss with Richard without him calling
> out my behavior, so I'm clearly not the right person for this job.

If getting along perfectly with Richard, in particular in electronic
media, was a precondition to coding GNU software, the project would be
in a pretty poor state.

It is perfectly reasonable if you choose to step down from arguing this
case once you see yourself as having no additional points to make.  Mere
repetition tends to achieve little but cause annoyance.

However, the skills of persuading humans and computers are at best
loosely related, and so it would be a pity if people stepped down from a
team effort when they find that they do not get everywhere they'd like
in one area all on their own.

Richard said he'll discuss the issue with people he trusts.  And
frankly, this sounds like a responsible thing to do even if it is
frustrating to people who'd like to see a more prompt reaction to their
input.  It would be a pity if by the time this process comes to a
conclusion there is nobody interested in making it count any more.

David Kastrup

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