The Problems of Perl: The Future of Bugzilla

Aaron Trevena aaron.trevena at
Tue May 15 20:00:15 UTC 2007

On 15/05/07, Myk Melez <myk at> wrote:
>>  Gervase Markham wrote:
>> I missed all this wiki stuff... I had no idea that we'd had some
sort of  flame war.
> We didn't.  Aaron is misrepresenting what happened on the
> Bugzilla:Languages discussion page.  What actually happened is that folks
> had a mostly reasonable discussion with the notable exception of Aaron
> himself, who both falsely accused Max of trolling on the Bugzilla:Languages
> page and engaged in trolling of his own.

I didn't troll - I added 2 entries to python cons, and toned down some
of the hyperbole - in fact my modifications to python cons are pretty
much unchanged, because they weren't trolling.

I don't believe Max is to blame for all of the FUD about perl on the
wiki, but he has hampered the correcting of it. None of the feedback
and corrections about his (and others) Perl cons in the discussions
page have made it to the main page which Max has locked to prevent
anybody correcting it.

> Maybe everyone needs to just take a week off, cool down, we can pretend this
> all never happened, and start again with a clean slate?
>  As far as I can tell, no one has lost their cool except Aaron, so I don't
> think it makes sense for everyone to take time off to cool down.  Rather,
> Aaron should stop trolling or leave the discussion.  And in recent messages
> it appears that he has stopped trolling, so the problem has been resolved.

I would call some of Max's actions losing his cool, and many of the
FUD comments about Perl in the wiki have been pretty outrageous.

But I've chilled, and apologised, even if Max refuses to talk to me or
allow me to correct the wiki page.



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