ben at 666.com
Sat Nov 13 21:02:46 EST 2004
> It's this latter point that arguing for. Mega patches should
> be handled with a different policy. Hopefully this
> discussion will bring about something acceptable to all. Is
> it holding him to a higher standard? I don't think so, I
> think that it's just acknowledging the different approach.
> To clarify my thoughts on this some more, I'm arguing for an
> increase in checkin latency, *not* a serialisation of
> submissions. I'm quite happy for Ben to post the contents of
> his 9 remaining mega patches tomorrow but the trade off must
> be extra time before the commit to give reviewers time to
> digest them. I'll concede that a month is probably too long,
> but it got the point across. At a minimum I'd say that the
> delay should be two weeks, or at least two weekends.
So far there's only been one recent mega-patch, and I waited about 8 days
before checking it in.
The practical problem is that most people don't test things unless it's
checked in. It's not clear increasing the latency even more would fix this.
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