re: ​Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux VIEW POST

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re: There is a thin line between "your code is not good" and "sorry, but I think your code is not good". The latter is probably "professional" - but wh...

It's actually a bit more like:

  • Professional: "your contribution has the following failings..."
  • Unprofessional "your code sucks. Fix it or fuck off."

The former's tone's basically neutral and identifies what is particularly lacking. Latter is both insulting and lacking in specificity in what is wrong. Unless someone's being a total ass in their approach to you, no point not being marginally solicitous in return.

...and that's coming from me, whose social medial profiles all basically carry a "beware" element in them, somewhere.

Unless someone's being a total ass in their approach to you, no point not being marginally solicitous in return.

I have followed some of the heated debates on LKML and Linus's antagonists are mostly very convinced that their code is the best thing since sliced bread. And they communicate like that.

Heh... Yeah. But, if you go back in the mailing list far enough, Linus hasn't exactly always waited to escalate.

It's all in how you want to spend your energy. Me? I prefer that, even once I start down the nuclear-annihilation path, to be colder about it. =)

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