Originally Posted by Gareth Jones
As unpleasant as old Ulrich was to deal with, unfortunately he was usually right regarding the technical stuff. A lot of the stuff he rejected, from BSD or elsewhere, was because it genuinely was the wrong solution to the problem.
It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.
That was my thought too. But in the end it may not matter. Those who knows the Right Way (TM) already knows the Right Way, and those who don't will eventually be punished by their own mistakes and get coerced to commit to the Right Way by the hard and cold reality, or otherwise perish. So look, this is a self-correcting problem
To be serious, more open-minded development means bugs get fixed and new feature gets implemented more efficiently, as is happening to the Linux kernel. But then again, glibc is already pretty stable and feature-complete. It's not like Linux which has to support new chips. So yes, the merit is debatable and only time can tell.