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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: brianp patch Quantify results] (was thread-specific freelistfor pools" patch )
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2001 23:52:55 GMT
> For the pools code, it can only be patched. It is unacceptable to toss a
> completely written-from-scratch replacement into the code base. If it takes
> a sequence of 20 patches to reach the written-from-scratch stage, then
> fine... but that means each step has been reviewable as you go along.

Nonsense.  If the new code is cleaner and shorter than the existing
code for pools, diffs won't make it any easier to understand.  Our
process cannot be allowed to get in the way of fundamental improvements
to the code base.


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