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Re: Subversion 1.5 -- next steps

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:39:21 -0600

Karl Fogel wrote:
> "Hyrum K. Wright" <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> writes:
>> I understand that some of these TODOs may remain past 1.5, as has
>> happened in past releases. I would just like to see any parenthetical
>> TODOs reviewed, and either taken care of or promoted to full TODO status
>> prior to release.
>
> I hadn't assumed that the parentheses indicate anything other than a
> topic association -- they don't raise the priority or urgency of a
> TODO, they just help you find it (i.e., "I'd like take a look at the
> sparse-directory TODOs today, hmmm, where to start?").

Okay. In my mind it meant something like "I'm merging this to trunk,
but I've still got a few things left before it's completely done. I'll
tag them so I can find them again." I was under the impression that
these particular TODOs represented unfinished work which needed to be
done before the particular feature was complete.

Apparently, they weren't intended in that light, which is fine. Thanks
for helping me understand better.

> I wouldn't object to all our TODOs having parenthetical qualifiers,
> actually, but that might not be useful, since not every TODO falls
> into an obvious shared category with certain other TODOs.
>
> So there's no "promotion" to be done, IMHO.

"Promotion" may have been a bad choice of word(s). Hopefully, the
context gives a good enough description of what most TODOs mean, though
that doesn't help when grep'ing for particular topics.

> Thoughts?

Sometimes, but not often. :)

-Hyrum

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