Just Wondering: Why is it that the GNU/Linux Kernel development still uses email? (2024-02-27)

To relax I read the patches submitted to the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Which got me thinking - why is this still in email form? (Not that it plain text email bothers me - I love it!)

So I started looking for answers:

and more discoveries along the way

And Now for Something Completely Different

I want to write my code in a plain text editor, and let that constraint force me to design programs and frameworks that require nothing more. It’s amazing how sensitive you become to extraneous elements when you literally have to type all of them by hand.