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Re: Add -iquote support

On Monday, May 3, 2004, at 08:55 PM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
And like the ChangeLog, I'm happy to write it and send it out, but I
will not be putting my name on it, as I don't want to be associated
with the removal of a feature a user might be using.  Whose names
should I put on it?

Please don't be evading responsibility like this.

[ I know this is a mostly moot point, but, I do think this makes for an interesting point for people to think about. ]

I have made a value judgment on removing -I-. It will hurt users. It isn't my idea, it isn't my desire, and while one can insist that I do the technical work in order for me to gain approval on my original work, I will insist that the originator and the reviewer of the idea take all credit and responsibility for it, I want none of it. If the person insisting on that work doesn't want that credit and responsibility, then, maybe they should not insist.

In my world, no gcc reviewer gets to insist that a person take credit for work, they don't want credit for, and similarly, they don't get to insist that a person author messages to things like gcc-announce with ideas they don't believe in.

I hope that helps people understand why I didn't want credit/responsibility for the work, even though I am willing to do all the technical bits. I was willing to do the technical work, as I don't feel that strongly that it is a bad idea; if I had, I would not have done the technical work either.

I don't mean to offend anyone with this email... sorry if I fail at this.

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