Need feedback on simple idea
Dean_Swan at Mitel.COM
Fri Apr 11 19:34:43 UTC 2003
Yes, but... In human protocol, unlike Smalltalk, the message sent and the interpretation of said message upon receipt don't always resolved to the same meaning. I only brought this up because it was clear to me (because of the reasons you mentioned) that Stephane's message was a personal inquiry, but it was equally clear that a lot of people didn't take it that way.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brent Vukmer [mailto:bvukmer at blackboard.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 3:26 PM
> To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list
> Subject: RE: Need feedback on simple idea
> I think Stephane could have written his original email more clearly.
> However it seems to me that a convention has been evolving on
> the list, that "official" posts from a steward-team have that
> team's name in the subject line. The MCP guys have been
> consistent about this -- the KCP guys have, too, I think.
> This goes along with the MCP/KCP convention to list all the
> goals & changes for a team on a Swiki web page.
> So, if there's no "official" tag on a post, we can assume the
> author is not speaking as a Steward. Sound good?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Swan, Dean [mailto:Dean_Swan at Mitel.COM]
> > Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 3:02 PM
> > To: 'The general-purpose Squeak developers list'
> > Subject: RE: Need feedback on simple idea
> > Stef,
> > Indeed, you did not say we should change <<Squeak>>.
> > You proposed a change to <<Smalltalk>>, which is both more
> > and less than Squeak. Why would you publicly pose such a
> > question if you didn't want to know how people *really* feel
> > about the idea???
> > As with many such proposals, some love it, some hate
> > it, and there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus, but
> > everybody who replied indicated a strong preference. Many
> > also delved into some of the technical issues to be worked
> > out in pursuing this proposal. Hopefully these things were
> > all helpful and were the kind of feedback you were hoping for.
> > You also must consider that as a steward of the
> > "kernel", inquiries about such interesting research topics
> > coming from you can no longer be "innocent inquiries".
> > People will infer intent to change the "kernel" for which you
> > are one of the care-takers. "You're in 'management' now, so
> > you can't pal around the water cooler anymore without the
> > 'workers' taking it differently than they used to." ...to use
> > a metaphor.
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