[arch-projects] [devtools] [PATCH 3/3] makerepropkg: support checking multiple split packages

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 20 00:25:57 UTC 2019

On 12/19/19 6:49 PM, Levente Polyak via arch-projects wrote:
> You are u justified ranting here for a whole wall of text

And you are unjustified in ranting here for a single sentence about how
you're "not into fixing up the precious integrity of my precious that
you're ruining by submitting PRs". It's seriously demotivating.

I'll consider only doing my rants via pithy one-liners in the future.

> instead of editing a simple text file that anyone can understand
> with zero knowledge of the specifics.

Untrue, or are you suggesting I either understood or now currently
understand where and why to use a "1" or a "*" in your previous
recommendation "with zero knowledge of the specifics"?

How do you propose I test the changes, what makes you think I have zsh
installed at all, much less configured to initialize completions
(however that is done)?

> Its a part of the toolkit to the same degree as man pages are. We are
> also not wanting to soften up the integrity of man pages just because
> a contributor never touched man pages.

Man pages are prose, not code, so I expect that to be a lot easier. And
if someone submits a man page update with incorrect asciidoc formatting,
then 99% of the patch would still be correct and I'd be happy as a
project maintainer to fix the rest.

This is assuming that the formatting issues aren't of the variety that
causes "make all" to fail. It's not hard to update *prose* when there's
a Makefile target to prove it works, and when every user is expected to
know how to run "man".

This is quite aside for the fact that most devtools programs don't have
manpages at all, so it's a non-issue.

> Its not the responsibility of the maintainers to fix up man pages
> and completions for all eternity

It's not the job of the maintainers. It's the job of the zsh users. You
happen to be both.

I didn't say it's your responsibility to fix up bash completions for all
eternity either -- that would be my job as a concerned bash user, and
I'll take my lumps for not being on the ball for it.

> whe also offering help and hints how to adjust them when people don't
> know a out them. I restored the zsh integrity and I'm happy to point
> people to how to keep them in tact with their changes but I'm not a
> cleanup boy because someone is too lazy to change a text file.

Sure, and by the same definition of a zsh script as "just a text file"
the linux kernel is just a bunch of text files, I guess anyone who
doesn't contribute changes there is too lazy?

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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