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Re: gcc's obvious patch policy

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 04:30:50PM -0500, David Edelsohn wrote:
> >> Sorry to pick on you here Steven, but this doesn't meet gcc's
> >> definition of an obvious patch.  Don't believe me?
> > No.  I don't, let me quote from the policy:
> I find this whole thread a rather sad and pathetic bikeshed
> discussion. Regardless of the formal policy, the basic concept is to
> use common sense.  Common sense about the context of the code being
> changed, common sense about the patch itself, and common sense about
> the maintenance area and the maintainers.
> Anything more than that is people trying to create / change rules as a
> stick to hit each other over the head or a straight jacket to tie each
> other up.

I find this a bit rich coming from you, David.  On the weekend I
committed a patch as obvious, for which you "hit me over the head",
stating in no uncertain terms that I should not bypass you and commit
patches like that as "obvious".  I still think the substance of the
patch was obvious for anyone who has worked on the powerpc backend for
as long as I have, but after some discussion I backed down because
technically, you were within your rights and I had transgressed the

You have the stick *now*.  And wield it.  I'm trying to take it away
from you..

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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