Re: Bug#224742 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#224742: Related to this issue...)
* Henning Makholm
| Scripsit Anthony Towns <email@example.com>
| > I'm happy to do the same thing for any other maintainer who is being
| > attacked by someone who's trying to use the BTS reopen command to force
| > a maintainer to do things against their better judgement.
| In which way is a wishlist item an "attack"? In which way do you think
| a wishlist item could conveivably be used to force a maintainer to do
| anything at all? Where is the "force" you speak about?
Normal practice is that it's ok to close «those will never be
implemented because I think they are
wrong/stupid/unneeded/clutter/whatever wishlist bugs (in the
maintainer's opinion).» It's not ok to do the same with non-wishlist bugs.
So, without having read the bug log, I think that a maintainer closing
a wishlist bug saying «no, I won't do this, but you can do the same
using $FOO» is perfectly sane. (See #225035 for how I did it, when I
was the submitter, please ignore spelling/grammatical errors :)
Tollef Fog Heen ,''`.
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