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Re: gcc's obvious patch policy

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:37 PM, Alan Modra <> wrote:

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


I privately asked you not to commit obvious patches to the port
because there was no reason to rush the patch as "obvious". There are
a lot of changes happening to the port from many directions and I am
trying to prevent unintended conflict from destabilizing the port.

You're the one turning this into a public issue and making it personal.

- David

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