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  Myths Open Source Developers Tell Ourselves
Subject:   the joys of paranoid cynicism
Date:   2003-12-12 14:14:09
From:   anonymous2
These myths never really permeated my psyche, since I tend to expect the worst.


For example, the significance of warnings. Warnings always freak me out, even when they seem to be minor.


But if there weren't some active dreamers out there, oblivious to peril, laughing in the face of Dependency Hell, a lot of today's software probably wouldn't exist.

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  • the joys of paranoid cynicism
    2003-12-13 02:11:22  anonymous2 [View]

    I agree with the author on just about everything but the warnings. Warnings do tend to freak me and my (financial industries) users out, and neither of us will be satisfied until they don't appear anymore. Perhaps a better approach than eliminating warnings is to alwas provide an ability to evaluate each instance and disable the warning.