Am 01.11.2012 03:58, schrieb Felipe Contreras:
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 2:32 AM, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
Johannes Schindelin <> wrote:

On Wed, 31 Oct 2012, Felipe Contreras wrote:

It doesn't get any more obvious than that. But to each his own.

In my opinion, Jonathan does not deserve any of such condescending
But maybe the Git maintainers are okay with such a tone on this list?

Agreed, and no.

We've been hoping we can do without a rigid code of conduct written down to 
maintain cordial community focused on technical merits, and instead relied on 
people's common sense, but sense may not be so common, unfortunately, so we may 
have to have one.

Just for the record, what exactly is the problem with the above?

1) The fact that I say it's obvious
2) The fact that I say everyone is entitled to their own opinions

Obviousness is in the eye of the beholder. This is a fact that I tend to forget just too easily as well.

You probably didn't intend it, but your sentences at the top can be read more like: "This is a logical consequence. If you don't understand that, your mental capabilities must be lacking.". That's obviously (ha!) a rude thing to say.

Also, and I'm sure you didn't know that, "Jedem das Seine" (to each his own) was the slogan of the Buchenwald concentration camp. For that reason some (including me) hear the unspoken cynical half-sentence "and some people just have to be sent to the gas chamber" when someone uses this proverb.

No accusations intended, just trying to answer your question from my point of view.


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