People who claim that email is too hard to use with git are basically the same as flat earthers
@lain if you can find a solution for anti-intellectualism you'll win the nobel prize
@sir you remember when i asked why the e-mail setup (for hg, but it's similar in git) did not work and you where not able to help? speaking to mailservers is hard
with github and ssh key, it just works :)
@sir this might be a stupid discussion, but it's fun (i guess)
so my theory:
people who use git with e-mail also use window managers and console e-mail clients
and they think it's the best setup and everyone should use it. but it don't work for most people
@sir I have not found shame to be a useful motivation for learning, but you do make me feel shame sometimes.
hey.com > e-mail
vscode > vim/emacs
github gui client > using git from command line
bloated GUI apps "just werks"
One time, I tried to use git-send-email to send 3 commits to a mailing list. It failed to send the third email. So I repeated the process, but sent only the third email. On the lists.sr.ht page, the third commit appears as a separate thread. I'm not sure how I was supposed to salvage that.
@zachdecook technically salvagable via --in-reply-to but that's an edge case I wouldn't expect a less experienced user to be able to sort out
Do you remember what kind of error it was?
Maybe an SMTP or connection error. (Seems reasonable to blame my home internet or my work email host).
I think I remember it saying 'timeout'.
Its much harder to follow a discusion on a github issue. If a maintainer fork happens all is lost. Following a thread on an mailing list is easy. I don't get it. Github simply does not scale.
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