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Re: [Scheme-reports] Comments on draft 6

Alex Shinn scripsit:

> It's condescending and rude to reply "because that's how we
> voted."  There were many rationales involved, and the most
> helpful service we can do for the community is to summarize
> those rationales to the best of our ability, and document (as
> we already have) how the process works.

It can be put condescendingly and rudely, yes.  I usually say
something like "Unfortunately, due to the fact that most issues
are voted on rather than debated extensively, and most voters
don't provide rationales, there is no committee-level rationale
for that choice."  I've said similar things, less verbosely,
on this list.

John Cowan   <cowan@x>   http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
One time I called in to the central system and started working on a big
thick 'sed' and 'awk' heavy duty data bashing script.  One of the geologists
came by, looked over my shoulder and said 'Oh, that happens to me too.
Try hanging up and phoning in again.'  --Beverly Erlebacher

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