Attention young whipper-snappers fresh out of comp sci 101. Just because a thing is "old" does not mean it is bad. This should be obvious when you're making that argument at a 25 year old project.

Just had this exchange:
User: PHP should replace autotools with CMake. (not committing to do the work)

Me: Why? What problem does it solve? Every third party extensions would have to be updated to reflect such a change.

User: autotools is old.

Me: 🙄


@saramg I had a similar experience, although with even less reasoning, where someone started opening PRs to my repos to set up Travis CI. Nothing against Travis, but they were already using a different CI and nobody asked for it. I appreciate the contributions, but I couldn't get a good reason from them, so they were all declined. Out of curiosity I looked at their contributions and that basically was what they did across all the public repositories they touched.

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