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RE: [External] : Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2021 17:38:53 +0000

> > > I'm again asking what _you_ look to, as evidence
> > > that installing & deleting packages is something
> > > that first-timers really need, as part of our
> > > learn-by-doing tutorial.
> >
> > I feel like that's not fair. In the short time I've been here I was able
> > to see features being implemented which were NOT backed up by any
> > external data or polls (discussions here are not included). Moreover,
> > some updates were motivated by individual bug reports which is a sample
> > of one.
> Drew doesn't speak for the Emacs project, so don't be surprised when
> his views contradict the project's practices and decision-making
> process.  He (consistently) opposes those as well.

Here we go again, with another of Eli's knee-jerk
ad hominem attacks.

Asking for reasons for making a proposed change
is not a contradiction of the Emacs project's
practices or decision-making process.  And no,
Drew does not oppose those, consistently or

Progress is not incompatible with disagreeing
about a given decision or proposal.

And discussing reasons & counter-reasons that
back up arguments and proposals, is no threat
to progress.  Quite the opposite.

Appeal to authority as an argument is weak,
even if sometimes legitimate.  When it's the
only reason given, that's sad.

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