svn: head/usr.sbin/mergemaster

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at
Sat Jan 3 08:42:19 UTC 2009

On Jan 2, 2009, at 23:25, Maxim Sobolev <sobomax at> wrote:

> Doug Barton wrote:
>> 1. Past experience indicates that your average _developer_ is not  
>> very
>> good at estimating what the average _user_ will want as the default.
> This statement is pretty much self-contradictory. You are saying  
> that average developer is very bad at estimating which behavior  
> should be the default, yet you ("average developer") is vetoing  
> features that users (myself and others) report to be very useful.

It's not to say that doug is claiming that developers are incompetent  
when determining user needs. Users are a very complex group and that  
is partly why test engineers and quality engineers exist; to help  
provide another pov on how software could be defined for more  
audiences' benefit.

     Just some food for thought from my perspective..


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