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Re: Questions in/on the code [was: svn commit: r33900 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_wc]

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:10:49 +0000

On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 05:04 -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:48 AM, Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 11:06 -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> >> Why is it horrible? How are you tracking that you need to research
> >> these questions? Or maybe somebody else knows the answers.
> >
> > It's horrible to ask questions about the code by inserting them into the
> > code
> >
> > 1. because it's a poor channel for discussion, it implies I have no
> > more effective way to talk to colleagues, and useful changes to the code
>
> In short: you don't. And that is the problem that questions like that address.
>
> It's 5am here, so I'm not going to go on at length. But basically,
> your alternatives in the rest of this email are all very less
> effective than leaving those questions in there for others to see, be
> wary of, to answer, or to remove because *they* know the answer is "no
> problem".
>
> Removing the questions now implies that we have unknown potential
> problems. Areas that you worked on but are NOT SURE that you got
> right, but there is no documentation for that fact. Other than in your
> head. And that is an awful state for us to be in.
>
> You CANNOT depend upon code reviews. Period. That isn't the answer to
> resolving your questions.

OK, thanks for the advice. I'm asking on-list now.

- Julian

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