I'm not certain this is the best way to go about encouraging people to help you, or generally encourage participation in the project. You have seemed to lash out at the project (and in this case me specifically) in a fairly antagonistic manner a multitude of times in just a couple of hours.
Your original question, on zero, predates anything I know about. JIRA is your best bet, and provides historical context that is never going to live in comments. I did not imply that the comments were adequate, only that *this is where you should probably look to answer your question. *Comment policy and norms have changed a lot throughout Cassandra's history, and you're asking about a time that predates the current level of maturity, but JIRA has always been (AFAIK) the main source of historical context. I attempted to provide some links into this to save you from the "billion" (handful) of tickets. I don't have time for another flamewar, so I will leave out trying to assist you in future. On 18 October 2016 at 18:28, Michael Kjellman <mkjell...@internalcircle.com> wrote: > Sorry, No. Always document your assumptions. I shouldn't need to git blame > a thousand commits and read thru a billion tickets to maybe understand why > something was done. Clearly thru the conversations on this topic I've had > on IRC and the responses so far on this email thread it's not/still not > obvious. > > best, > kjellman > > On Oct 18, 2016, at 10:07 AM, Benedict Elliott Smith <bened...@apache.org > <mailto:bened...@apache.org>> wrote: > > This is what JIRA is for. > >