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Re: Bootstrap broken

On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 02:36:48PM -0500, Richard Kenner wrote:
>     You might consider automating more of this with a script.  
> I did, but the risk there is higher.  It's far worse to commit *more* than
> was intended than to commit less.  The latter case is easily noticed and
> corrected but the former is not.

I said "automating more of this," not automating /all/ of it.  :-)

> There are certain things I feel *much* safer doing manually and applying
> patches is one of them.

That's why a good patch-committing script does a 'cvs diff' for /another/
visual last-minute inspection, and waits for human approval before actually
calling 'cvs commit' with a generated (but human-approved) command line.

I'm recommending automating the tedious tasks, not the decision making.


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