2011/12/4 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I don't know which forum post you are referring to, but in the linked
> forums.g.o poll the old vs. the new default is currently at 52-28
> with the rest opting for the compromise or something else.
-v is not itself a default, so if it controls the quiet output then
essentially a stock gentoo emerge command will be quiet. I'd consider
that just another variance on quiet-by-default.
Otherwise the poll is like asking Americans whether they prefer the
Republicans, Democracts, Greens, Communists, Socialists, Moderate
Democrats, Conservative Democrats, Liberal Democrats, Ordinary
Democrats, Good-looking Democrats, or Reformed Democrats, and then
pronouncing that Republicans outnumber Democrats 48%-10%.
I won't dispute that a majority seem to prefer the old way - but 52-28
isn't really a clear depiction of this. And no, this shouldn't
warrant having the elections team run a Condorcent vote (which should
handle issues like this).