svn commit: r211501 - in head/sys: modules modules/send
netinet netinet6 sys
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Aug 22 19:46:27 UTC 2010
In message: <4C717990.6020601 at FreeBSD.org>
Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> writes:
: On 08/21/2010 18:12, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > Do we really need to have a bunch of threads about why people should
: > do the things they have promised to do?
: Since this is basically a useless/snarky question, here are some
: useless/snarky responses. Feel free to pick your favorite.
: Apparently we do, since there's still no man page for the new feature.
: I don't know Warner, what do you think?
: How many threads would you prefer on this topic?
: I guess you're right, we don't really need man pages after all. Thanks
: for setting me straight.
I think you're drawing the wrong conclusion here.
My point is that we have trusted folks in the past to do the right
thing, even when they don't say they will. Here we have someone who
says she'll commit something soon. We should take her at her word
that she'll do this. Reverting all the code is cutting off our nose
to spite our face and is too extreme a remedy raised far too early in
the process. Complaining like this sends lots of negative energy
towards Ann and might actively turn her off to writing the man page,
which is exactly the result you are trying to avoid. While the ends
are noble, the means I strongly disagree with.
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