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Re: [PATCH] Compressed streams (take n)

From: Eric Dorland <eric.dorland_at_mail.mcgill.ca>
Date: 2003-04-01 06:38:33 CEST

Alright, attached is my latest version of the patch. Hopefully
everyone will be pretty much happy, but pick away :)

* Eric Dorland (eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca) wrote:
> * Greg Stein (gstein@lyra.org) wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 01:29:42AM +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> > > Eric Dorland <eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca> writes:
> > >...
> > > > It's probably
> > > > not worth it though. But hey, if it gets my patch in, I'll do it :)
> > >
> > > I'm not trying to be awkward, I'm just trying to understand the patch
> > > without going to the trouble of reading the zlib documentation.
> >
> > How about a slight change in approach here?
> >
> > * is the concept useful and applicable? do we really want this feature?
>
> I like to think so :)
>
> > * is the current code "close enough"? can the tweaks be made to the code
> > after it has been applied?
>
> > My concern here is that if we ask patch submitters to tweak a nit here, and
> > tweak a nit there, each coming in at different times as different reviewers
> > find time to look at the code, that eventually the submitter will just throw
> > their hands up in the air and go away.
>
> I'm not about to walk away, but I think you do have a point here...
>
> > Now, I'm not saying "apply bad patches and fix them later." But I am saying,
> > "can we alter the buffer size after the code is in?" or "can the data
> > generation occur after the code is in?" It would seem that neither of those
> > is fundamental to having the code added such that people can begin to
> > exercise it in new ways.
>
> Well hopefully my next patch will basically satisfy everyone.
>

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