[rb-general] be excellent to each other (Re: Heading toward functional compilation by adding hidden inputs?)

Ludovic Courtès ludo at gnu.org
Wed Jan 25 13:34:43 CET 2017

Hi Ximin,

I apologize if my message came out as “propaganda” or “lecturing”, that
was not my intent.  I was replying to the parallel John was making
between functional programming and reproducible builds; I think it’s a
relevant discussion for this list, even if I’m well aware of my bias.

There’s a diversity of technical backgrounds in the RB community.  I
think it’s a strength, and I find it interesting to see how each of the
projects approaches RB with its own tools and constraints.  Each project
is making its own tradeoffs and choices, but in the end, we have common
goals and the discussion of how we get there is valuable in its own
right IMO.

Regardless, I second Holger.  Disagreements exist, but they should not
justify rude and unwelcoming behavior.  We want more people to invest in
RB and more diversity too, and that can only be achieved by showing
respect for each other’s opinions, work, and personality.


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