[FFmpeg-devel] [dan.parrot at mail.com: Re: [PATCH] PPC64: The following is probably gratuitous, but after witnessing a couple of months of this type of abrupt interjection ...]

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Thu Jul 7 10:09:40 EEST 2016

Apparently this mail is meant for anyone in addition to myself, so I'm
forwarding to the mailing-list.

----- Forwarded message from Dan Parrot <dan.parrot at mail.com> -----

Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:12:54 -0500
From: Dan Parrot <dan.parrot at mail.com>
To: Clément Bœsch <u at pkh.me>
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] PPC64: The following is probably gratuitous, but after witnessing
	a couple of months of this type of abrupt interjection ...
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To Clement and anyone that might be similarly inclined to snipe into
conversations that had nichts zu tun (or is it keine zu tun) with them:

Word to those that will listen: I shall always wield a rhetorical sword
a few inches/centimeters longer than that which initiated contact
against me.

Why? Deterrence. That's why. (As Henry Lapkiss knows now. That's right -
the name-mangling is intended disrespectfully.)

But, feel free, by any means to challenge me by throwing in non-sequitur
comments in the middle of a technical discussion. I promise, I will do
my best to send you running with your tail between your legs like I did
earlier today with Lapkiss Henry.

The purpose of this thread is stated clearly and unambiguously in the
subject line of the initial post. I will not tolerate any deviation into
human psychology or such like on the thread. If you have legitimate
technical criticism - state it as precisely as you can. Otherwise don't
say anything or what follows is a taste of what you will get.

On Wed, 2016-07-06 at 14:54 +0200, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 06, 2016 at 07:28:27AM -0500, Dan Parrot wrote:
> [...]
> > > Also, one further thought:
> > > From the commit message, it sounds like you might only be doing this
> > > for the bounty in #5570, do you plan to maintain these optimizations
> > > in the future?
> > 
> > Unless you are a mind reader, STFU about my motivation in writing code.
> > 
> It's probably not a good idea for the project to accept a thousand lines
> of code for a niche architecture which no one is going to maintain, 

So what is the magic number? Zero? Two? Because, in the spirit of the
International Obfuscated C Code Contest, I will do my utmost to get the
number of lines of code down to your divine target  value. (Actually, of
course I won't. That is sarcasm. This comment is  parenthetical since
you are unlikely to be a native speaker of English. And yes, I recognize
the boundary case of zero.)

> that's
> why the question was asked.

Oh Great. Somebody else who can meta-translate thoughts of others that
were not explicitly stated. How can you prove (in the Science/Math
sense) that you know what he meant by the question? Your interpretation
is no more valid than mine. And since he did not address it to you I
assert priority in determining its meaning. I take/took his meaning to
be derogatory, and I never take insults quietly. EVER.

> swscale might get some improvements in the future, and the people doing
> eventual refactorings will probably be blocked into doing it because the
> project is known for keeping this kind of stuff in forever. And of course,
> they probably won't have an easy way of testing if there is no maintainer
> to give them a hand.

When/If such hypothetical future changes need to be made, then call me
at the phone number which I'm sure to leave at your privileged private
email address. I have no doubt that I will drop everything in order to
accomodate your requests.

> Finally, given the hostile reaction and the very relative speed up, it
> doesn't look like this contribution is going to benefit the project.

So you get to decide what is beneficial to the project, huh! Who died
and made you "Der Kaiser". BTW, what does "relative speed mean"?
Relative to what? Relative to a donkey hauling dung? Speed of light?

By the way, hostile does not begin to adequately describe the fondness I
have for this non-technical commentary. We would all be the poorer if
its misbegotten content hadn't sent. Right?

> This is my personal opinion, which might not be shared by the other
> developers.

Don't give one hoot about your personal opinion when I have no idea who
you are. There are 7 billion humans on the planet. If you gave each one
an audience of 10 seconds, it would be over 2000 years just listening.
Then one would have to decide what was important .... I don't have that
kind of time. You might. In which case - good for you.

> Regards,

No no. The privilege is always mine. (NOT)


NB: And I have not even begun using foul language yet. That would become
quite colorful. But for all our sakes, it better not come to that.

----- End forwarded message -----

Clément B.
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