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Re: Ada mainline
- From: ja2morri at csclub dot uwaterloo dot ca (James A. Morrison)
- To: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- Cc: ghazi at caip dot rutgers dot edu, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: 10 Sep 2004 10:54:40 -0400
- Subject: Re: Ada mainline
- References: <10409100122.AA16596@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu>
firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Kenner) writes:
> Reasons include:
> 1. You often get helpful suggestions.
> 2. You help create/educate the next generation of developers.
> 3. There is a public audit trail and discussion for posterity.
> But what I fail to understand is why there is such a significant
> difference between Arno checking in patches in a daily batch and
> individuals each doing the work in terms of the above.
Three reasons. Large patches are harder to understand than small patches.
Combined patches make it harder to figure out what one patch fixes/changes.
And, gzipped attachments aren't automagically opened in my mail reader.
> The patches are visible in both cases, so there's no difference with
> respect to #1 and #2. As to #3, see my response to RTH: either such
> discussions don't exist or they can't be made public in real-time due
> to the proprietary nature of the bug report.