[IPython-dev] how to contribute to ipython

Ondrej Certik ondrej at certik.cz
Thu Jul 16 18:20:29 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Robert Kern<robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. :-)

Haha. I am actually more happy if I do anthropomorphize software and
also hardware. :)


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