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Re: VTA merge - introduction
- From: Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat dot com>
- To: David Edelsohn <dje dot gcc at gmail dot com>
- Cc: 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, 05 Jun 2009 16:51:28 -0300
- Subject: Re: VTA merge - introduction
- References: <email@example.com>
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 âabsolutely
everyone agreesâ to âa majority of the decision makers agreeâ.
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?
Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter http://FSFLA.org/~lxoliva/
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