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Re: svn commit: r12757 - trunk/build/generator

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-20 01:01:24 CET

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> kfogel@collab.net writes:
>> maxb@tigris.org writes:
>>> Log:
>>> Buildsystem cleanup for greater code understandability. No change
>>> to output. Storing arbitrary lists in a dependency graph object
>>> as dependencies of magic targets belongs in an "Obfuscated Python"
>>> competition, not in the Subversion codebase :-) - kill off this
>>> idiom. Also other minor localized tweaks.
>> I think the code referred to is by Greg Stein, who's no shrinking
>> violet and isn't likely to be hurt by such, um, robust criticism :-).
>> But in general, let's please be leery of immortalizing that sort of
>> thing in our commit logs. Maybe save it for IRC, and use a more
>> circumspect phrasing for the actual commit? (And after all, we let it
>> into the codebase -- it passed review, presumably.)
> Now I feel all bad. My comments really should have been prefixed with
> My apologies for the ommission, Max!

/me grins :-)
You're welcome!

There was a smiley in the log message too, in line with the intended tone of
"friendly teasing" - but now you mention it, I do see your point that the
same words, with a different inflection, can take on a rather unpleasantly
harsh tone.


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