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Re: A note on process



>>>>> "Felix" == Felix Winkelmann <felix@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Felix> So why have a public discussion and a draft period? Discussions can
Felix> get heated, that's nothing one should be afraid of. It just shows
Felix> that everybody takes the issues seriously.

I'm alerting you to the fact that authors are less likely to act
on suggestions when they're annoyed.  I'm not complaining about the
fact there's a discussion, I'm complaining about the way the
discussion is going.

Felix> So why don't put some hard work into getting it right from the
Felix> start?

In fact, I'm getting *really* annoyed now.  *As you know* (having had
advance look at this SRFI months ago), we put some *very* hard work
even in the current draft.

Felix> On the other hand, the authors haven't shown much effort to
Felix> address many of the issues others have pointed out,

Hey, Felix---the thing's been in draft for 2 weeks.  Sorry we haven't
addressed "many of the issues" yet.  They're complicated, and they're
not nearly as simple as you make them out to be.  Most of us have day
jobs.

Felix> Right. But opinions is what a discussion is about, mostly, no?

At its most helpful, it's about *issues*.

-- 
Cheers =8-} Mike
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