[IPython-dev] how to contribute to ipython

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 18:04:21 EDT 2009

On 2009-07-16 17:00, Ondrej Certik wrote:

> But generally, so far my impression is that bzr is more like hg --- I
> hated that "hg" also punished me for every single mistake I did on my
> local laptop (before I pushed the branch for other people to use). Hg
> has at least mercurial queues, which allow some kind of patch editing
> (but it's still pain). But git approach is very different -- it says,
> do what you want, I am not going to punish you for anything, I am here
> to help you do what you want, not to force you to do something and
> punish you for not obeying -- e.g. git "you tell me what to do, and
> I'll do it as best as I can." while bzr seems more like "I support
> this workflow, and if you want something else, it's your problem. read
> the manual before using me and don't whine if you make a mistake and
> there is no easy way to fix it -- it was in the manual". :)

I have found that I became much happier as a programmer once I stopped 
anthropomorphizing software. :-)

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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