re: Merged code belongs to the team, not the individual. Our language should reflect that. VIEW POST


I believe in blameless programming, yet at the same time I believe people can be responsible for pieces of code. For example, I'm working on a charting feature, I'm the only person involved in this component at the moment. It seems silly that soembody wouldn't directly ask me about the design decisions involved since clearly I made them.

Similarily, if I spot a questionable code change, or something that has caused a defect, I might use git blame (terrible command name) to determine who made the change. I don't want to blame the person, but I want to figure out why they made the change. There's no point in questioning the ehtereal "we" when we can question a concrete individual.

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