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Dave Mitchell
March 23, 2013 13:03
Re: [perl #117239] Re: [perl #117259] Re: Bleadperlv5.17.9-200-g0e0ab62 breaks MLEHMANN/JSON-XS-2.33.tar.gz
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On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 12:07:51PM +0100, Marc Lehmann wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 11:34:15AM -0700, Dave Mitchell via RT <> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 04:52:49PM +0100, Marc Lehmann wrote:
> > > The lack of respect you show for the work others have done for you to use,
> > > freely is staggering.
> > 
> > Marc, I think you have beautifully summed up why so many of the people who
> > actively contribute to the perl 5 interpreter dislike your posts so
> > much.
> Besides, even if it were true

You seem uncertain. I can assure you it is true.

> - look at whom you cc'ed. Yep, the person who,
> long ago, showed definite lack of respect for my work and tried to threaten
> me to do his work for him, for free, while treading me, well, "unfriendly" to
> use an euphemism.

Lets look at

He made a bug report about your code not supporting older compilers
(admittedly not phrased well), and provided a small patch. Let's
look at your very first reply:

    what a bunch of bullshit claims, the code is of course fully ANSI-C
    compliant, get a good book about C, or read the standards document.
    and tone down your tone before you make such idiotic claims, you'll
    only make yourself look like an idiot.

Straight off the bat, rude and attacking the *person*.

But I am more concerned with your initial response to this hash thread.
You got a message showing that a recent change to blead had caused some of
the tests in one of your modules to fail. Your response was a complete
rant. You made no attempt to enquire about the background to the changes,
you just charged in and accused everyone of being completely wrong, then
ranted about how we spend all our time breaking everything in perl. So, I
would repeat, "The lack of respect you show for the work others have done
for you to use, freely is staggering."

> If at all, I should be praised for not going down to that level, but I
> make no illusions of that (and I don't like, nor care, for praise).

But you immediately rush to the lowest possible, most combative level, at
every available opportunity. As I have shown above.

> If you have any grain of integrity in you, then think about that. Maybe
> even research history a bit. Then you will see I am right.

Ah, after one post, already questioning my integrity.
I am familiar with your postings to p5p over the years. I think you are

> I will continue to provide quality software that is useful for an
> enourmous number of perl users despite what some freaks think of it. I'm
> doing it for the users, not for them.

I will continue providing a quality perl interpreter for an enormous
number of perl users despite what what you think of it.

A walk of a thousand miles begins with a single step...
then continues for another 1,999,999 or so.

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