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re: A "code of conduct" usually leads to a big influx of SJWs, destroying even the last remaining bit of meritocracy. This could be the end of Linux as...
 

Seems to me that you think that there are only 2 choices how to behave:

Proffesionally and ugly
Or
Nice and unprofessional

But wat about the option to tell someone that his code is not good without insulting him?

 

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 why should I say sorry for having my time wasted with bad code?

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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