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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2010-discuss] [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: add U: for URL of todo list, add RCU todo list
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 06:42:55PM +0200, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2010, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>
> > I have to say that I'm not yet convinced that keeping a todo list in a
> > place that's not with the actual source code does not give me warm fuzzy
> > feelings. Every time we've kept information about the source code
> > separate from our source code it's been a failure; it gets out of sync
> > fast and it just adds to the maintenance.
> >
> > A git commit that both fixes an issue and removed the line from the todo
> > file (or moves it to a "done" section, whatever) is the ultimate goal
> > obviously... having a U: seems to go in exactly the opposite direction.
> >

TODO might disappear without implementation, if you decide that the idea
wasn't a good one after all.

> > otoh having a kernel-doc type (eg structured, parsable) way of
> > gathering todo items throughout the tree.... that I can see as useful.
>
> I still feel that if maintainer is willing to keep TODO list on web for
> whatever reason (hyperlinks, nice tables, images, whatever), then he
> should be free to do so.
>

Yep, I do not want to be restricted to updating TODO during merge window
only as the changes to the list are not likely to count as bugfixes ;)

--
Dmitry


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