On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 09:11:38PM +1000, Ben Burton wrote:
> > Why is quitting worthy of jeering then?
> FWIW, the main reasons I can see for this resignation would be either:
> (i) you honestly believe that if the argument does not go your way, you
> will be sufficiently unhappy working in the project that it is better
> for your state of mind to quit,
> (ii) persuasion is failing and you wish to push people to your side of the
> argument through other means (i.e., through the loss of your significant
> or some combination of the above.
> I expect that Josip is criticising (ii) and you are defending (i).
> Having no great insight into Herbert's mind, I offer no suggestions of
> my own as to why he did it.
> I do believe that (ii) is rather childish, but OTOH I can certainly
> envisage hypothetical situations where (i) could push me out of a
> project that I love dearly and have put a lot of time into.
Had he said that e.g. he will refuse to use kde debs because of that bug,
or that he will up the severity of the bug to RC, or something like that,
I would have understood it as (i). Instead, quitting altogether certainly
looks more like (ii) or worse, and I find such an act worthy of derision.
2. That which causes joy or happiness.