[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 2/2] mesa: add hard limits for the number of varyings and uniforms for the linker

Jose Fonseca jfonseca at vmware.com
Sat Nov 26 18:05:59 PST 2011

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> People are being more honest on
> IRC than here.

I read some of the IRC logs from the past days, and there were several saddening statements made in there by several people.

But I wonder if IRC does really bring the most honest side out of people, or simply their angriest side.

Either way, I'm glad I don't use IRC.  I don't need the added grief, and I don't known about people in general, but I found out that my anger follows a negative exponential curve. So much that, to counteract it, whenever I get pissed at some email post I adopted a procedure: I start with a very angry draft reply, then every few hours I edit and tone down the nastier bits, till all emotion fades away.  Sometimes I decide it's not even worth replying at all.  Much later, I often look back, and think what would have happened if I had sent that very angry initial reply, and it is invariably followed by a big relief of not having done such foolish thing.

So, it's easy to imagine the disastrous consequences of being able to quickly reply with what's on my mind at the spur of the moment, as IRC allows...

FWIW, I have my share of experience on open-source / remote development, and when there is big disagreement I think that at the end of the day it boils down to an individual choice: either one vows to prove other's wrong / ill-intentioned; or one chooses that having an healthy environment is more important, so learns to put things behind ones' back, give the benefit of doubt, and to make the most out of what people/situations afford.  I too often made the former choice only to know bitter disappointment and frustration.  It's not worth it to me anymore.  Being right is overrated.   But this is a choice that each one of us has to do.


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