Hi Junio,

On Mon, 8 Aug 2016, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> writes:
> > I think you both got it wrong. The original citizens were the mail
> > clients that allowed you to communicate with other human beings.
> > ... It is our usage to transport machine-readable content (and not
> > as an attachment!) that is the intruder.
> It is not "its is our usage".
> You are too young to remember or too old to remember the history, or
> you are knowingly distorting it.  The original users of "patch" and
> "diff" expected that e-mail to be a medium to safely exchange
> changes to programs among themselves.

If you are saying that transporting patches via email was the original
purpose of email, then it is not exactly I who is misremembering history.

But that is not what you meant, I believe. You probably wanted to point
out that the Git developers are not the first ones to abuse the medium
known as email that way. And you are correct, of course. And I never
claimed anything else. I just said that the problem is our usage of emails
as a means to transport byte-exact content intended primarily to be
consumed by a program instead of a human. It does not matter whether
others did that before us. It is the problem we face right now, that is
the important part of my message.

And even if it seems as if you are eagerly defending this system, I do not
believe even a microsecond that you think it is a good system. I believe
that you, too, would welcome a better review/contribution system that is
easier to use, more welcoming to new users, less error-prone and less
time-wasting than the current, email-based one, just like you jumped on
Git as a better SCM when it came around, from whatever inadequate system
you came from.

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