Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/etc/rc.conf.d
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: source-changes
Date: 04/18/2002 09:01:51
Darren Reed <> writes:
> > you can blame yourself for not talking to anyone about this
> > first.  you can blame yourself for thinking you understand what
> > rc.conf.d is for.  you can blame yourself for assuming "support"
> > means "provide defaults".  most of all, don't blame luke for
> > talking to you, maybe he'll stop altogether. ;-)
> Well stupid me thought that it didn't need talking about because
> "support" was there, just nothing used it.

Virtually everyone involved in NetBSD posts about changes they are
making to ask people if they think they're a good idea. Especially
given that you've bumped up against misunderstandings before, wouldn't
it be prudent to do that in the future?

> > darren, you just stomped all over this and you show no sign of
> > listening to what other people say.
> nobody seemed to be listening to me so why be surprised that i
> didn't listen to anyone else ?

If you continue to insist that no one is willing to work with you and
thus you have to ignore everyone, perhaps soon no one will be willing
to work with you any longer.

> is "lower case variables" mentioned as a requirement anywhere ?

If you read through the files you are editing before making changes
you might note that there is an existing style you might wish to try
to remain consistent with. In this case, the style is pretty
obvious. It might be documented somewhere, but I suspect that most
programmers would pick up on it fairly naturally.