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Re: How are the defaults chosen?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: How are the defaults chosen?
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:25:30 +0300

> From: Thibaut Verron <thibaut.verron@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 10:02:15 +0200
> I'm not trying to start a new discussion on each one of those defaults, 
> but are there clear guidelines on what makes a default value better 
> than another? 

No, no guidelines, just a lot of common sense and some discussions
here and there.

> Or is it just a dozen individual discussions, sometimes resulting in 
> a new default, and in all other cases the default is whichever option 
> appeared first?


> If the latter, maybe spending time to agree on or decree such guidelines, 
> at the same time as on how to change the defaults in the least 
> disruptive way possible (already in progress) would help both with
> the current and the inevitable future discussions?

How probable is the success of such a discussion, do you think?  We
cannot even agree on specific options, and here you suggest to take
this disagreement to a much higher and abstract level.

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