On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 8:24 AM Jakub Kicinski firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Applying a real patch set and then getting a few follow ups the next day for trivial coding things like fallthrough missing or static missing, just because I didn't have the full range of compilers to check with before applying makes me feel pretty shitty, like I'm not doing a good job. YMMV.
I understand. Everyone feels that way, except maybe Bond villains and robots. My advice in that case is don't take it personally. We're working with a language that's more error prone relative to others. While one would like to believe they are flawless, over time they can't beat the aggregate statistics. A balance between Imposter Syndrome and Dunning Kruger is walked by all software developers, and the fear of making mistakes in public is one of the number one reasons folks don't take the plunge contributing to open source software or even the kernel. My advice to them is "don't sweat the small stuff."