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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
That's not an interesting question, the answer is of course yes but the interesting question is what would be the price (in development speed)?
The answer is: a **huge** price given than Linus himself has his "assholish moment" (and he is not the only one).
On boots and assholes
Posted Jun 20, 2012 23:38 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
The former is impractical and probably undesirable. The latter is just a matter of common courtesy. Everyone is grumpy sometimes -- but imagine what LWN would be like if the grumpy editor was *always* grumpy, rather than being his usual charming approachable self most of the time.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 1:14 UTC (Thu) by neilbrown (subscriber, #359)
Be conservative in what you send, liberal in what you accept.
It works for people as well as computers.
Of course there is a limit to liberality - protocol violations are still protocol violations. But we can be conservative in the error messages that we return.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 19:21 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jun 21, 2012 8:33 UTC (Thu) by ekj (guest, #1524)
Mailing-lists have a problem: They give everyone, and every post, a similar voice. As individuals, we can killfile consistently annoying posters, but that doesn't scale very well, and it gives false positives as well as false negatives. (consistently annoying people sometimes post good stuff - usually constructive people sometimes post annoying stuff)
Allowing people to moderate, and allowing (but not enforcing) people to give more visibility to higher moderated posts, help the signal-noise ratio a lot. If there's enough contributors, that is needed because reading it all is simply impractical, or even impossible.
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