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Re: Fair large change to contributors

From: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Fair large change to contributors
Date: 2007-12-05 16:41:55
Message-ID: 4756D4D3.3000506@kaltenbrunner.cc (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 11:23:58PM -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>> Magnus Hagander wrote:
> 
>>>> correct. And I repeat that I see no actual gain countering this
>>>> annoyance... If there was enough on the plus side, I'd be happy to
>>>> live with it...
>>> Consistency is more important than general annoyance but I am trying to 
>>
>> The system is *specifically designed* not to lock filenames to URLs. I
>> don't understand why you have such a hard time to accept that ;-)
> 
> It isn't that I don't accept it. The design is fine. That doesn't mean
> it is a good idea to start naming files in a way that is counter to
> their purpose.
> 
> Consider... I have a table called people but fill it full of companies.
> That is wrong. Consistency is extremely important to the maintenance of
> any project and any code base.

I disagree here - I think renaming is simply a useless act and I'm firm
with magnus here that playing this game will hardly gain us much but
having to deal with annoyances here and there :-(

> 
> Your suggest opens the doors for a horrible pile of spaghetti over the
> years. Consider... we have developers in contributors, sponsors in
> donors, resources in links on and on and on.
> 
> It is a mistake, flat out.
> 
>>
>> For example, hosting pages are served by professional.php. Techdocs are
>> served by communitydocs.php. That is *intended*.
>>
> 
> If it is intended it is a mistake. Techdocs should be served by techdocs
> and now my point above is made.

why ? I don't see the point in renaming files for no real purpose (other
than "it looks nicer to the five odd people browsing the source" and
having to deal with annoyances as a result)


Stefan

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