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# general
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aloof-angle-91616

10/07/2019, 3:55 PM
it sounds like we might want to look at improving our tooling
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fancy-motherboard-24956

10/07/2019, 3:56 PM
Respectfully disagree. The fact the tooling has opinions allows us to save time on our own bikeshedding 🙂
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aloof-angle-91616

10/07/2019, 3:56 PM
respectfully disagree! part of the reason i like pants is because we can do things e.g. like set up our repo without regard to source roots and tapping out
src/main
and
src/test
all the time!
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happy-kitchen-89482

10/07/2019, 3:57 PM
Well, it's not bikeshedding. We have (had?) a longstanding existing format.
THere was nothing to bikeshed.
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If the tool was configurable we would have chosen two spaces.
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fancy-motherboard-24956

10/07/2019, 3:57 PM
Yes, I agree with this
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happy-kitchen-89482

10/07/2019, 3:57 PM
I think we did not do a good job of communicating and socializing this.
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fancy-motherboard-24956

10/07/2019, 3:57 PM
but in general, that’s why Black decides to be opinonated
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happy-kitchen-89482

10/07/2019, 3:58 PM
OK but Black is not the boss of us...
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Whether we use it or not is our decision... Assuming that it's significantly better than other tools in other ways, it's likely we would have gone with that tradeoff. But it is a tradeoff, and one that wasn't effectively communicated.
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fancy-motherboard-24956

10/07/2019, 3:59 PM
Sorry: I was trying to communicate this in my early messages. Sorry I didn’t use all the best channels
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happy-kitchen-89482

10/07/2019, 4:01 PM
For future times: This is the kind of thing (big, disruptive, policy changes) that requires proactive communication: Make sure stakeholders across the community (not just at Twitter) are sought out for opinions. It's not enough to post on Slack and whoever reads it reads it...
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fancy-motherboard-24956

10/07/2019, 4:02 PM
That’s kind of why I pinged the channel early (although I was told this was a bit too much at the time)
But I’m hearing you: will definitely use pants-devel in the future.
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aloof-angle-91616

10/07/2019, 4:02 PM
4-space indentation is a really huge choice that affects the way every pants developer writes code.
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