[Python-Dev] Helping contributors with chores (do we have to?)

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Jun 25 11:52:49 EDT 2017

On Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:27:20 +1000
Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 7:25 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> >> There're also various tools for dealing specifically with git branch
> >> layout as used by Github, and every real man writes their own (because
> >> it's easier to shoot a 5-liner than to review whether somebody else's
> >> tool do what you need or not, it's all trivial git commands anyway).  
> >
> > I guess I'm not a "real man" who likes to "shoot 5-liners" made of
> > "trivial git commands" on my free time, then.  For some reason I'm not
> > even interested in becoming one.  The part of computing where people
> > posture as "real men" (or "wizards") by sequencing arcane commands on
> > ill-conceived UIs has always felt uninteresting and hostile to me.  
> In the web programming bootcamp that I'm involved with, git is taught
> in the very first week. It's not some arcane and hostile thing; the
> command line is a fundamental tool that everyone is expected to become
> friends with. The students learn about branching and merging
> (including merge conflicts) and the pull-request workflow on the
> second day of bootcamp.
> Are we "real men" (and real women - we're not sexist here) because we
> know how to type commands into a terminal?

The patronizing and not addressing the concrete issue at hand doesn't
make your opinion about "real men and women" very interesting to me,
sorry :-/



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