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Re: [PATCH] Add --dry-run flag to "svn update" client command

From: Kamesh Jayachandran <kamesh_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:12:43 +0530

On 03/02/2011 07:47 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Bert Huijben wrote on Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 11:14:24 +0100:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Arwin Arni [mailto:arwin_at_collab.net]
>>> Please review this and share your thoughts.
>> I don't think this is the way we should implement this.
> Which is precisely why one should contact the mailing list BEFORE
> writing a patch. Especially a large/long patch such as this one.

Daniel,

Let me share *my* concern here in proposing a idea to any *new* community.

I would be happy to propose an idea where I lack direction and have a
ambiguity in implementation.

I would be happy to post a patch if idea is simpler enough which is the
case here.

Yes one can declare in advance what they wish to work on, But this
declaration has a negative side effect of stigma if the idea is not
complete in implementation especially this stigma is too much for a
newcomer.

As a newcomer I would post a working patch than start a discussion(of
course only if the idea is straightforward) which is often open-ended
and confuses/discourages the new-comer if he is *not* that serious about
the feature he proposes.

With regards
Kamesh Jayachandran
Received on 2011-03-02 15:41:46 CET

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