Have you ever tried to ben a pinheader, they are pretty sturdy!
No, was just afraid of it, because some cables are hard to put on or remove and sometimes need quite a bit force.
Unlike the fragile contacts in female headers, which can loose springiness, and can fail.
and its unreasonable to believe you can suddenly turn around and start using female header, and become incompatible with previous PI's and HAT boards, and anything else you can plug in. that is just silly.
Sorry I never intented to ask to change it, I was just curious.
as for the risk of shorting them, that isn't removed when you use female headers, they can still be shorted, especially if you put the PI on a conductive surface.
True and probably these are more common than accidentially shorting them from the top
and the chance the RPF will change from pinheaders to Arduino style female headers is zero, they are not stupid.
As I said, I was just curious. For changing anything, it's too late, because of campatiblity loss. For me the RPi is a very well thought of product. So many details have been considered and so I was curious about the GPI headers.