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Re: [wg14/wg21 liaison] Constructive discussions

From: Barry Hedquist <beh_at_[hidden]>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 07:53:03 -0400
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liaison [mailto:liaison-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of
> David Keaton via Liaison
> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:28 PM
> To: liaison_at_[hidden]
> Cc: David Keaton
> Subject: [wg14/wg21 liaison] Constructive discussions
> Because I have received an objection to the tone of part of a
> discussion here, I thought I would share a comment that I sometimes
> make
> at the beginning of WG 14 meetings.
> To honor the spirit of our codes of conduct, it helps to remember
> that our choice of words matters. For example, if I say that a
> proposal
> is stupid, I am bringing heat with no light. If I say that I disagree
> with it because I believe it is error-prone (and I explain why I
> believe
> it is error-prone), then I am being informative rather than derisive.
> A derisive tone, even if later followed by an informative
> statement, can reduce the effectiveness of communication. It can often
> cause the technical content of our part of a discussion to be
> overlooked.
> One tool that can help is that if we feel an urgent need to post
> something immediately, it may be a sign that more emotion is involved
> than would be helpful. In that case, delaying our post by 24 hours can
> help ensure that we honor the spirit of our codes of conduct.
> David
> P.S. As a reminder, here are the codes of conduct as posted by Herb
> earlier.
> ISO: https://www.iso.org/publication/PUB100397.html
> IEC: https://www.iec.ch/basecamp/iec-code-conduct-technical-work
> WG21:
> https://isocpp.org/std/standing-documents/sd-4-wg21-practices-and-
> procedures#code-of-conduct
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Received on 2021-04-26 06:53:09