❦ 15 décembre 2020 11:14 GMT, Mark Hindley: >> Okay, great, I now see a clearer argument in favour of dropping the init >> script: enabling the maintainer to preemptively avoid dealing with bugs >> which are likely to generate hostility, rather than just the idea that >> there could be bugs which would generate a lot of technical work for the >> maintainer in which the maintainer does not see much value. > > I am afraid I don't agree with this. > > Hostility is never justified or justifiable and none of us should ever have > to be > subject to it or tolerate it. However, using the avoidance of putative poor > behaviour by others in the future as a justification for a current or past > action > seems a weak argument to me. IMO, the best way to promote the ideals of > tolerance, courtesy, humility and openness is by espousing them in one's > actions > and by doing the right thing.
Poor behaviour happened in the past. Almost nothing (literally) is needed to trigger a flamewar around an initscript. https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20171024.145026.a763a9da.en.html -- Don't stop with your first draft. - The Elements of Programming Style (Kernighan & Plauger)