Trim your cc's.

>     I'm sorry, but simply not liking the idea of someone else doing a
>     particular optimization now verses later is not a good enough reason
>     to require that 40+ hours worth of work be thrown away when that
>     other person has stated, repeatedly, that he will support said code.

Given that not optimising the code is consistent with the current SMPng 
approach, and given that you went and did this work unsolicited, the 
situation is unfortunate but inevitable.

>     So far not one person, not even you, has been able to explain why
>     the patch should not go in.

It should not be committed because the current SMPng direction is 
establishment and implementation, not optimisation.

Is that plain enough for you?  You're doing the wrong work, as far as the 
general consensus goes.

>     I am angry because you and a number of others are not willing to take
>     the work at face value and instead insist on making ridiculous extremist
>     assumption into it and then using that opinion to justify not allowing
>     the patch to go in.

You are angry because you've decided that you want to do something, and 
you don't want to be told you can't by someone else.

Had you been reasonable about the situation, your code would probably have
been committed and you could have spent the last week or more doing
something else more interesting.

Instead, you've tried to hold the Project to ransom for your ego.  We 
don't tolerate this from anyone, no matter how skillful or useful they 
might otherwise be.

This is a collaborative effort, and you need to collaborate on the 
group's terms, not your own.

>     I don't see how you can possibly tell me that I am not being a team
>     player when I am being told to throw the code away completely.

If you were a team player, you would throw the code away.

(Actually, I doubt that throwing the code away is the correct solution;
 my point here is simply that you've completely failed to understand what 
 being part of a team is actually about.)

>     I can't fight your opinion of me, but you can't expect me to listen
>     to you if you can't justify it.  You have already shown very clearly
>     that you aren't even interested in looking at the code, that you
>     don't care what it does, but you are against it anyway.

That's because this is not about the code; it's about your behaviour.

>     This is not about being part of a team.  You don't have to be forced
>     into using someone else's methodology to be part of a team.  Being
>     part of a team means respecting other people's metholodogies and
>     it means compromising.

I find this quite funny.  You abuse John for not compromising, yet you're 
not willing to compromise on the issue that's really at hand here (and 
which has been highlighted repeatedly since the first day of dispute).

You're asking for respect, but not returning it.  This is about being 
part of a team, not having a fan club.

>     This IS about team work, but you are barking up the wrong tree if you
>     think I'm the one who's not being a team player here.

Do we see you subordinating your personal goals to those of the team?  

>     Say what?  Who said anything about me not wanting to discuss API changes?
>     That's all I've been TRYING to do for the last three fucking weeks!

No, you have been arguing to get your code committed, as-is, 
philosophically unchanged.

>     Are you discussing API changes?  No, you are basically just bashing me.
>     That's all that you people have been doing for three fucking weeks.

This is a consequence of your behaviour.  Had you been more reasonable, 
you'd have had less bashing.

>     Now who is being unreasonable?  Why do you believe that it is absolutely
>     necessary that I be prevented from committing the work?

Because allowing you to commit it at this stage would represent giving in 
to your attempt to hold the Project to ransom.

Had you moderated your tone and worked within the dictates of the 
situation, you'd probably have found a path that would have allowed your 
code to be committed with little effort.

Unfortunately, you appear not to have learned from your previous 
mistakes, and (again) took an approach which deliberately antagonises 
your co-developers.

You've successfully manufactured a situation from which it is almost
impossible to proceed forward; any benefit to the Project that might be
derived from your code has already been more than offset by time wasted in
response to your behaviour, and actually giving your your head without
seeing due process served is simply not consistent with our intention that
development be managed by consensus.

Despite your repeated attempts to transfer blame elsewhere, you are 
ultimately the root cause of your current dilemma, and likewise you are 
the only person that can resolve it.  Such a resolution is going to 
require a change in approach from you; what you want is eminently 
achievable, you just have to work out that tricky "working with other 
people" thing a bit more.

 = Mike

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president,
or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not
only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to 
the American public.  - Theodore Roosevelt

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