[fpc-devel] Re: Class field reordering

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Jul 22 12:37:32 CEST 2012

On Sun, 22 Jul 2012, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> On 22 Jul 2012, at 11:50, Martin Schreiber wrote:
>> Sorry Michael, I do not trust that the effort is worth the outcome for me.
> You're really putting us between a rock and a hard place here. It's quite tempting to retort with "the next time I'll just commit my changes and tell people to deal with it, because I do not trust that the effort of discussing them first is worth the outcome for me".
> Of course explaining yourself and discussing costs time, and of course there are never guarantees about the outcome. That holds for everyone. If you shut out yourself from the discussion a priori, you basically force the other people to either
> a) be the "bad guys" because they don't take your grievances into account (mainly because they don't know enough about them to sensibly think about them), or
> b) just give up because they don't want to break other people's code like that
> And maybe the worst of all: the next time you have a question that requires thinking or discussing, people may be less inclined to spend effort on that because you don't return the same courtesy in the opposite situation.

I couldn't have put it better than Jonas and Marco.

I can only repeat: please explain, we'll try to find solutions.

If you don't trust that, there is nothing more to be said. It works both ways.


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