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From Damien Katz <>
Subject Re: Transactional _bulk_docs
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2009 15:27:44 GMT

On Feb 6, 2009, at 5:48 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> On Feb 5, 2009, at 2:50 PM, Chris Anderson wrote:
> [SNIP]
>> The CouchDB project came into the Incubator with a lot of momentum  
>> and
>> direction, and I consider part of my role with the project, to help
>> insulate Damien from the mailing-list chatter, especially when he's
>> deep in code. I acknowledge that could be a mistake as well, if it
>> leads to community misapprehension.
> Seriously?  The PMC chair has handlers to keep him isolated from the  
> community?

Must you be so combative? He's simply saying that other project  
members prefer to spend time interacting with the community while I  
focus on some deep coding issues. They know if they can handle stuff  
there so I don't have to, I can move faster on the coding.

>>> The whole thing started because I closed a bug with a comment that
>>> there must be an _upcoming discussion_.
>> I sympathize with Antony's predicament. He's been using bulk doc
>> transactions in a high-pressure environment, and it works for him.
>> It's understandable that he'd be upset, first hearing about the patch
>> like this.
> Had someone proposed the change on the dev list, let him participate  
> in a debate about the merits, and the change still happened, there  
> would be nothing to talk about.
> geir

I'll post details of the proposed changes soon. In the meantime, I'm  
still figuring it all out. I understand you don't like that I work  
that way. But I can't work any other way when it comes to deep coding  
issues. The act of coding itself ensures I have a completely solid  
understanding of all aspects. I've thrown away on this project 10s of  
thousands of lines of codes that I only understood was wrong once I  
had begun or finished implementing it. It's how I work and generally,  
it works well.


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