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Re: [PATCH] Remove special requirement to disable startup message.

From: Mark Oteiza
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove special requirement to disable startup message.
Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 11:24:37 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24+44 (9480a363a68a) (2015-08-30)

On 25/12/15 at 12:48am, Richard Stallman wrote:
> Your argument is based on a goal, uniformity, that is merely
> desirable -- not important.
> It is good to make things parallel, when there is no reason to do
> otherwise.  We think about uniformity so that we don't careelessly
> make things non-parallel.
> But that's never important enough to change something
> which is the way it is for a real reason.
>   > > So that sysadmins will think twice before disabling the message for
>   > > their users.
>   > Are there sites that disable the message?
> I found out about one; that's why I added that code.
> As to how many there are, I don't know.  It is not worth the trouble
> to find out.  That code works, and it causes no trouble to anyone
> _except_ a sysadmin who wants to disable that message for other people.
> I'm explaining the reasons for this code so people will
> understand.  We're not going to change the code.

Thank you for explaining.

Merry Grav-Mass!

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