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SubjectRe: Disgusted with kbuild developers


On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> I heard Linus say that he wanted Configure.help split up. I agreed to
> do it, too, in CML2. But I thought I was not supposed to mess with existing
> formats -- in fact, I was afraid to, because you and Al Viro beat me up
> so hard about changing *nothing* before cutover. The CML1 code owns that

Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.

> format, and I am not the CML1 maintainer. In fact mec specifically turned
> me down when I volunteered for that job; he said he wanted me concentrating
> on CML2.
>
> Neither Linus nor anyone else ever said to me "Eric, it's your job to
> make that change." When I asked for guidance, Linus blackholed my mail.

Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

> Was I supposed to be practicing telepathy, here?

Oh, what a dead giveaway. Did you hear that, did you hear that, eh?
That's what I'm on about - did you see him repressing me, you saw it,
didn't you?


Dennis^WEric, just one question: had it ever occured to you that
for a self-proclaimed "hacker of social systems" you are doing spectaculary
poor job?

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