|My original point, as you stated very succinctly in the first sentence, was that much of what princepawn has written has been valuable and necessary, because
languages (and for different reasons, communities) ought to be kept on the defensive. Any offensive comments against individuals are a different matter entirely,
and I have no problem whatsoever with verbal condemnation of monks who personally attack other monks (or classes of monks).
I agree completely, except that I think princepawn did a poor job in the role of the Questioner. He attacked over agressively and without enough thought. The result
was, then when he actually DID uncover an error, it almost went unnoticed. I did some experimenting and formulated the error into defined terms, and tye
went through the code to uncover it. Dominus reported the error to p5p, and it will be fixed in 5.6.1. All good, right?
Sure, except that it almost didn't happen. Princepawn has become the boy who cried wolf.
I agree that we need to be questioned if we're going to improve, but there are valuable attacks, and there are random attacks.
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