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I connected carussell to the crussell maintaining some fork here: https://gitlab.com/crussell/amVim as pointed elsewhere.

It would certainly be possible that he contributed code to the project given that.




Shocker: when I reviewed the code for both projects, I sent fixes to the one that I found to be of high quality. Why is this surprising?

And no, I'm not "maintaining some fork"--there's no way to submit patches on GitHub, and the only way to get changes in for most projects hosted there is to throw up a copy of your work as a remote for someone to pull from. My disdain for this workflow is already well-documented.


>Shocker: when I reviewed the code for both projects, I sent fixes to the one that I found to be of high quality. Why is this surprising?

Pointing it out doesn't mean it was "surprising". Just that it happened -- and as such, it could be a possible conflict of interest.

"Contributor to project X trashes competitive project Y" is a different situation than "Totally unaffiliated with X and Y person, trashes Y".

Perhaps there was bad blood between the two projects, a backstory with interacting with them, etc -- in which case it would be good to know, that's why I asked.

Now, if there were more technical arguments it wouldn't matter -- they could be evaluated regardless of who tells them --, but your comment was mostly summed to: "they are inferior quality" and "they only succeeded because they use vim's name directly", which doesn't leave much to evaluate.




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