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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
On January 30, 2002 08:41 am, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > Exactly. The successor patch to the 'kind of gross' patch got rid of the
> > double-pointers, it was the proper fix, though there is still no excuse for
> > leaving the bug hanging around while coming up with the better version.
> The gross fixes tend to get dropped because if they're in, the proper fix
> loses priority. FIXMEs can take many years to fix. The problem seems not
> to be the dropping of the patch so much as the dropping of the bug report
> and bug tracking is an altogether different problem.

The problem was the dropping of the patch. A bunch of things contributed
to it, and at this point I believe the main one was having no patch
submission system. I should know, I was on the dirty end of this stick.

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