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reply Alex Strickland <sscc mweb.co.za> writes:
Hi

I like reading the bugs list.

I see lots of patches (for example from Rainer Schuetze) but I don't see all of 
them applied (in the latest release).

How does that work?

Regards
Alex
Apr 09 2010
next sibling parent BCS <none anon.com> writes:
Hello Alex,

 Hi
 
 I like reading the bugs list.
 
 I see lots of patches (for example from Rainer Schuetze) but I don't
 see all of them applied (in the latest release).
 
 How does that work?

While the source for DMD is available (and many parts open source), only very few people have the "keys to the kingdom" as it were. Practically this means that Walter screens all the patches as well as improves things so what your looking at is a bottle neck effect. And given that Walter is a bit possessive about his code base (I'm not objecting mind you) it's not going to change any time soon.
 
 Regards
 Alex

... <IXOYE><
Apr 09 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Robert Clipsham <robert octarineparrot.com> writes:
On 09/04/10 14:08, Alex Strickland wrote:
 Hi

 I like reading the bugs list.

 I see lots of patches (for example from Rainer Schuetze) but I don't see
 all of them applied (in the latest release).

 How does that work?

 Regards
 Alex

Quite a few of the 68 patches are planned for inclusion into DMD, but the primary purpose of the last release was to fix the memory corruption issues, and Walter will be rather busy for the next week so we'll have to wait for their inclusion. Hopefully when he gets some time again he'll start filtering through the patches and commenting on them/applying them. I hinted that it might be a good idea to give someone else commit access on the beta mailing list, I never got a reply though, so I'm guessing BCS is right here :)
Apr 09 2010
parent reply BCS <none anon.com> writes:
Hello Robert,

 Hopefully when he gets some
 time again he'll start filtering through the patches and commenting on
 them/applying them.

Has anyone tried to reveres engineer a coding standard from Walter's comments/etc. on patches? If we can talk him into committing between each patch he apples we could even diff patches (a diff of diffs, yuck) to see what he tweaks. -- ... <IXOYE><
Apr 09 2010
parent bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
BCS:
 If we can talk him into committing between each patch he apples 

Nowdays this is mostly true, with few exceptions like the 4004, 4005, 4019, 4020, 4027, 4029 bunch, that was a pack of related changes. Bye, bearophile
Apr 09 2010
prev sibling parent Alex Strickland <sscc mweb.co.za> writes:
Alex Strickland wrote:

 How does that work?

Thanks for the replies. On rereading my post it sounded it a bit trollish, but on reexamining my motives, maybe I meant to be :) Regards Alex
Apr 12 2010