When asking questions or filing bugs / feature requests in the internet, I often refer to these two invaluable resources:

  • How To Ask Questions The Smart Way by Eric S. Raymond
  • XY problem: The XY problem is asking about your attempted solution rather than your actual problem. This leads to enormous amounts of wasted time and energy, both on the part of people asking for help, and on the part of those providing help.

Here is a recent example: https://github.com/23andMe/Yamale/issues/250

https://xyproblem.info / Motivation: Somewhat related to #228: It’s not currently possible to exclude files from a given directory. In the context of developing Kubernetes GitOps repository this is often an issue. The ability to run yamale on individual files would address it.