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> When Mercurial accepts a 3rd party package, downstream packagers like Debian get all hot and bothered and end up making questionable patches to our source code.

gregoryszorc.com/blog/2020/01/

@iliana Huh. That seems really odd Can you explain why to a non-programmer?

@Canageek @iliana there are very few people who can explain why debian maintainers make the sorts of strange and questionable decisions they make

and most of them are debian maintainers

@ky0ko @Canageek thank you for explaining that so succinctly, I couldn't figure out a way to

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