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The "attention" he's going to get is people annoyed at him for breaking their shit carelessly over a petty dispute with a third party. I have some stuff at work that uses NPM, and I don't know if he broke it, but my thoughts right now are "fuck that guy" and "I would never use NPM again if I knew how catastrophically badly designed it is" and more broadly "if the JS community is this amateur and petty I'm writing my next server in something else"

> but my thoughts right now are ... "I would never use NPM again if I knew how catastrophically badly designed it is"

Then the protest was effective.

only in the most narrow sense. His cause, whatever it is, isn't furthered, but now everyone involved (including him) looks bad, and a lot of innocent people have had their time wasted fixing something that shouldn't have broken. It's a loss for everyone involved. He looks petty and untrustworthy, npm looks amateurish, kik gets bad publicity, and everyone using this junk is stuck with their face in their palms.

Don't blame the guy who pressed a button that allows you to unpublish a core module. Sure, it was done on purpose this time, but what if it happened by accident. Your "package manager" shouldn't be this fragile.

I can blame both of them.

And how do you look, having used a package manager that allows such an action without preparing for this eventuality?

Your point eludes me. I guess you're implying I'm stupid for having trusted a standard well known tool?

See you in enterprise :`D

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