From: "Felipe Contreras" <>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2014 12:23 AM
Philip Oakley wrote:
From: "Felipe Contreras" <>
> So? No defaults can please absolutely everyone, the best anybody > can
> do is try to please the majority of people, and merging
> fast-forwards only does that.

That assumes that doing something is better than doing nothing,

When doing something is better for the vast majority of people, that's
what should be done by default, unless the results are catastrophic for
the minority.

Since doing something is not catastrophic to the minority, it follows
that the default should be to do something.

That 'Since' and 'it follows' are where we have a diverging understanding about the solution approach...

It's a simple as that.

... which makes it not quite as simple as that ;-) [evidence: the ongoing dialog among all and sundry]

Felipe Contreras

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