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Re: VTA merge - introduction
- From: Richard Guenther <richard dot guenther at gmail dot com>
- To: Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat dot com>
- Cc: David Edelsohn <dje dot gcc at gmail dot com>, Richard Guenther <rguenther at suse dot de>, Richard Henderson <rth at redhat dot com>, Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>, gcc-patches <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 22:10:51 +0200
- Subject: Re: VTA merge - introduction
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On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 9:51 PM, Alexandre Oliva<email@example.com> wrote:
> On Jun ?5, 2009, David Edelsohn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I would appreciate if VTA were not merged until the community has
>> reached a consensus that it actually wants this feature.
> I suppose you're suggesting the patch should get more than approval from
> a single global maintainer to get in. ?I think we have consensus on
> that. ?I'm sorry that I didn't think of making that clear, and I
> apologize for any distress it may have caused.
> The idea of posting the patches in such an unpolished state was
> precisely to enable the very kind of community discussion you request,
> both here in the list and at the Summit.
> As for consensus... ?In my political experience, this term has been used
> with various different meanings, ranging all the way from “absolutely
> everyone agrees” to “a majority of the decision makers agree”.
> Did you have any specific criteria in mind, both in terms of
> decision-making procedure for this kind of patch, and in terms of
> objective criteria this particular patch should meet in order to be
> eligible for acceptance?
I don't think we need special rules for the merge of this branch - we should
trust our maintainers and reviewers to consider all responses to the
individual patches appropriately.
I have taken the patch series as a request for an initial review, not as
a series that is supposed to be in mergable state (which as a major
change would require to fulfill the branch merging criteria).