Re: CFD: (was [PATCH] Standard indentationof arguments)

From: Rene Herman
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 17:30:25 EST

On 21-05-08 23:12, Andrew Morton wrote:

On Wed, 21 May 2008 23:08:29 +0200
Rene Herman <rene.herman@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I do not for a minute believe that any serious developer is going
to shy away from submitting serious code due to an alignment patch
getting a cynical slapdown.

Well you should. One person makes a mistake and gets horridly treated in public and this will make others fear the consequences of any mistake they might make.

I myself tend be rather apprehensive about making an ass of myself in public as well but the only thing I'm taking away from this particular thread is that not everyone is going to appreciate argument alignment patches. So I'll not submit those. Maybe I'll go to work on rewriting the VM now...

This could have been handled better, don't you think?

I'm not sure. Triggered myself into this thread mostly due to recent pussy-footing around another culturally biased developer in a thread I was in and the most definite impression I got there was that if it had been me, I'd have been mightely offended. No greater offense than people believing they need to fight your fights for you.

Yes, by now I feel sorry for the poor chap that submitted the patch and now has to sit through this thread and I'd definitely like you even more than I already do (kissy!) if you'd just pick up the bloody thing but telling the Linux citzenship that they can't be... open would be taking too much away I feel.

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