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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Changing rev to _rev in view results (Was: Re: newbie question #1)
Date Thu, 01 Jan 2009 23:12:48 GMT
What is this "gatekeeper" thing I keep hearing about?  Do you mean  
committer?

On Jan 1, 2009, at 5:45 PM, Antony Blakey wrote:

>
> On 02/01/2009, at 8:15 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>
>> If you could point me to an explanation of why changing this is  
>> bad, I'd love to catch up on the discussion.  I assume it's a  
>> technical reason?
>
> No. The primary reason is "why change - the current mechanism has  
> worked for a year". Damien (project lead) doesn't regard change as  
> necessary, and a significant change to support top-level reflexivity  
> (which is your primary thrust) doesn't have support from the other  
> gatekeepers. There is some support for name identity, although I  
> suspect not enough to prompt a change.
>
> Antony Blakey
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> There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to  
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> other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious  
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>
>


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