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Re: Bug#167921: ITP: httrack -- offline browser : copy websites toyour computer

On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 03:28:32PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

>  Steve> "I don't want to use that one" IS a piss-poor excuse, because
>  Steve> it's totally unreasoning.  I don't think we're raising the bar
>  Steve> too high if we require maintainers to have some concrete
>  Steve> reason for adding a new package -- even personal, subjective
>  Steve> reasons are ok.

> 	That is a contradiction. Either  personal, subjective reasons
>  are ok -- or they are not.  "I don't want to use that one" IS a
>  personal, subjective reason. 

Let's say "reasons that can be addressed empirically", then.  If you
don't like package foo because you think the keybindings are bad, that
may be subjective and personal, and I may disagree with you, but at
least that tells me how package foo might be amended so that we don't
need both foo and foo-prime.  If an ITPer really can't come up with
anything other than "I don't want to use foo" as an explanation for
deciding to package foo-prime, I'm afraid I'm inclined to question
whether that developer is even fit to be uploading packages at all.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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