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There's a thing people with opinions do sometimes, where they assume that anyone who doesn't like a thing just *doesn't understand* it, and their response is invariably to just explain the thing louder:

- Lisp and Forth's syntax
- blockchains, and applications thereof
- that one guy I used to work with who proudly stated that anyone who disagreed with his overly strict git commit message standards just needed to get good at git
- some nontrivial portion of controversial political issues

I don't know what to do with this revelation, except to maybe form the Curly Braces Party and run for office on a bizarre platform that only takes positions on things of no consequence.

@emily The unsalted butter single issue voters are going to love you

@emily@sparkly.uni.horse "that one guy I used to work with who proudly stated that anyone who disagreed with his overly strict git commit message standards just needed to get good at git"
😹😹😹😹
this person would not like me at all and i somewhat enjoy that fact.
#🤔

@logan But did you know you can pass `-m` twice to add more text after the subject line, or not pass `-m` at all to open $EDITOR?

Obviously you didn't, and that is the reason you don't do the subject+separate description thing, you just didn't know you could. If you did, you'd clearly see how awesome it is.

(I wish I was mischaracterizing the argument, but I am not, this is actually a thing someone said)

@emily@sparkly.uni.horse i just don't care 😆

git serves only 2 purposes.
1. i can point to it and go 'look at my terrible code!'
2. if my local system goes down for whatever reason i can recover the code and i wont have to start from ground 0 again.

so really instead of me getting good they just need to get out of my way and just hold my files.
#🤔

@logan @emily git is a great tool, I wish somebody wrote a decent CLI for it tho!

@rysiek @logan @emily

FWIW, I got a lot better at git once I developed a good mental model of how it works.

(I should probably write that blog post where I explain it sometime, but Git For Computer Scientists was pretty helpful:

eagain.net/articles/git-for-co

)

@xarvos@nixnet.social @emily@sparkly.uni.horse i put it in the makefile so that it can compile the project first as a "dependency" of pushing it to git.
this way it wont push to git if it doesn't at least compile.

it might still be broken of course but at least it compiles
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@logan @emily I guess it's safe to say he responded to complaints about that by telling them to
git good

@emily brb going to form the Spaces Party to run for office against the Tabs Party

@be as a member of the Tabs Party, I strongly disapprove of this and I'm going to make some extremely impolite and extremely ad hominem campaign ads against you

@emily @be If your code isn’t readable on a 30 year old vt220 I will get unreasonably upset and question your skill.

@emily @be oh crap… I just realised I was *that guy* on the tabs side of this disagreement for a long time before I understood that it doesn’t matter…

Like, a LONG time

missing the point, pedantic 

@emily
but forth has no syntax ;3

missing the point, pedantic, trolling 

@binarycat Yes, that's the problem :)

@emily I mean, one of those is not like the others. 🙂

All but one are points where one could reasonably have a different opinion, and there can be an interesting discussion around the topic as long as everybody are willing to listen.

@loke The best part of this comment is that you didn't specify which one you're talking about.

@emily

Maybe counter with the assumption that the other person likes it because they *don't* understand it well *enough* and proceed to explain it back to them in excruciating detail while pointing out the flaws?

I mean, it'd be really tedious but kind of funny.

@emily I'd like to know what that fallacy is called. It's where you say "Only people who claim X is true are qualified to judge whether X is true or not." Like the Emperor's New Clothes but for nerds instead of hipsters.

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