How to talk to skeptics?

Bernhard M. Wiedemann bernhardout at
Wed Dec 14 19:30:28 UTC 2022


a colleague of mine is rather skeptic towards bootstrapping and 

E.g. he wrote

and the effect can also be seen in his packaging such as
that ships with two gigabytes of bootstrap compiler binaries for various 
architectures instead of using our existing rust packages of version N-1 
"because compilation takes twice as long".

He also once pointed me to

In the end, it would be useful to collect some well-worded / 
well-thought counter-arguments on r-b.o (if we don't have that already) could provide some input.

Any thoughts and/or volunteers?

Bernhard M.
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