On Fri, 3 Jul 2020 at 08:50, Ivan Pozdeev via Python-Dev < email@example.com> wrote:
Per https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/KQSHT5RZ..., we're talking about an infinitely less impactful peps repo (per https://email@example.com/message/64LIUO4C..., only 6 people in the entire world would be affected).
It will not affect only 6 people.
That is just the number of people who have forks that we know about and even those who do not have forks but maintain a copy (for whatever reason) of the main branch will be affected: they will have to reset their branch or do some other malarkey to get this new "improved" history. This will be a much bigger group of people and also potentially software solutions that are mirroring the repo for one reason or another.
That's one of the prices you pay (or I would say benefit) for having a decentralized version control system: it makes it hard to rewrite (supposedly "improve") history.