there *is* no BDFL (benevolent dictator for life)

Albert Skye mistlail at
Thu Oct 18 23:17:35 EDT 2012

> On 17 Oct 2012, at 9:40pm, Alan Hogan <contact at> wrote:


> > I do have to warn you, however. While a number of maintainers have gone to great lengths to maximize interoperability, there *is* no BDFL (benevolent dictator for life)


> Yes there is. I believe Markdown has thrived and continues to grow because I haven't fucked around with it. The canonical docs are those on Daring Fireball.


> —J.G.

one wonders
why that documentation has not been amended
to address the various ambiguities
discussed on this mailing list

I understand DFL
but B...?

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