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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] OMAP: I2C driver for TI OMAP boards #2
    Hi David,

    > > The "and could be patched later" way has been tried before, and I'm not
    > > going there again. Later happened to be "never" or at least "too late"
    > > more often than not.
    > Well, you've seen my basic review. As for "later", it's quite routine;
    > that's what "submit early and often" means. That whole ext4 devel
    > cycle depends on using "later" intelligently.

    Releasing "early and often" was never an excuse to release buggy code.
    It is (to me, at least) about adding functionalities one at a time,
    rather than waiting to be full-featured before releasing first.

    As for the "later", there are areas where it is known not to work, e.g.
    documentation - or more generally, everything which is optional from a
    functional point of view. I do expect functional bugs to be fixed
    later when they bite the users, but I am more skeptical about cleanups
    and documentation.

    Jean Delvare
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