On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 9:23 PM, Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 3:24 AM, Felipe Contreras
>> <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> The reviewer pool for code written in a new language _must_ be
>>>> seeded by some from the current set of reviewers whose judgement
>>>> I/we can trust.
>>> By that standard nothing will ever change. Ever.
>>> Even twenty years from now, you will still only trust people that are
>>> familiar with shell, Perl, and C. Because the only way to gain your
>>> trust, is by being proficient in shell, Perl, and C.
>> I don't see why a trusted person cannot learn a new language and
>> convince the community to give it a try (well given that enough
>> reviewers support the new language, which was Junio's point).
> I do. Raise your hand if you are interested in giving a try to Ruby
> for Git's core given that somebody gives convincing reasons?

Personally, no additional runtime dependency > Ruby > Python. I don't
think Ruby is available on SunOS and I prefer not to build and install
Python nor Ruby myself to be able to use Git. So no hands from me.

> How many hands do you expect?

If not many hands show up, the Git community clearly is not ready to
adopt Ruby. Maybe ask again next year when Ruby is getting more
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