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Re: current plan for WC

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 15:03:06 -0400

Greg Stein wrote:
> And let me throw a question back at you: why do *you* say any change
> to Subversion need to add benefit without development/release risk? If
> the change to internals get us on a path for long-term benefit, then
> that seems more than appropriate.

In risk/benefit analysis, it seems that benefit without risk is all good;
benefit with risk can be tolerated; but risk without benefit is a hard sell.

Here's a dialogue I would expect to see:

  User: "Why does Subversion suddenly need sqlite?"

  Devs: "Because we plan to use it in the future to bring you some
         seriously cool benefits, performance boosts, and so on. It's
         gonna rock, man!"

  User: "But why does Subversion need it *now*?"

  Devs: ___________ <-- Greg's debate-winning answer here :-)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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