* Bruce Evans <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [011204 13:43] wrote: > On 4 Dec 2001, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote: > > > Bruce Evans <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > Please only commit working code. > > > > Tell that to the author of truss(1) (who also wrote procfs(5) in the > > first place). > > It used to work. Did it not work when it was first committed? Anyway, > there are many more developers now, so breaking the build or a utility > wastes more peoples time.
I think what DES is aptly saying is that although it worked, the way in which it "worked" has caused us a lot problems and it deserves a good replacement. Let me also state in the author's defense (Sean i think) that it's much easier to rewrite something that has already been written than to be the initial implementor and even though it looks like it's in for a rewrite one must congratulate him on a job that has lasted us so long. -- -Alfred Perlstein [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 'Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology," start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.' http://www.morons.org/rants/gpl-harmful.php3 To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message