On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> I think we heard enough from packaging folks that a new dependency
>>> is unwelcome.
>> What are you talking about? Which are these "packaging folks" we heard from?
> Dscho is one of the primary people behind msysgit effort, and I
> consulted with others from the circle with an draft before I sent
> the message to the list for sanity checking (fearing that I may be
> worrying about adding new dependencies needlessly).

He said he won't do it, but I said I would. Doesn't that solve the problem?

> Jonathan
> packages git for Debian and he is negative on adding new dependency
> needlessly.

I don't see any comment from Jonathan.

> It was unexpected that we hear from a pkgsrc person but
> the response was also negative.

You mean Greg Troxel? He is only one of the persons that help, and I
did shut down his argument, didn't I?

>>> Also we heard from no regular/high-value reviewers
>>> that they feel comfortable reviewing additions in Ruby.
>> Correction; *current* regular/high-value reviewers.
> That is exactly what I meant.
> The code review is not only about following best practices in the
> implementation language.  If somebody who is an expert in a language
> we do not currently depend on, but who does not know how the parts
> of Git are supposed to fit together enough to judge the soundness of
> the design of new code written in that new language, or does not
> know how the tests, documentation and log messages are supposed to
> written around here, that person cannot be the only reviewer for
> changes written in that language to ensure quality standard.
> The reviewer pool for code written in a new language _must_ be
> seeded by some from the current set of reviewers whose judgement
> I/we can trust.

By that standard nothing will ever change. Ever.

Even twenty years from now, you will still only trust people that are
familiar with shell, Perl, and C. Because the only way to gain your
trust, is by being proficient in shell, Perl, and C.

Felipe Contreras
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