At 15:50 21/3/2001, Sascha Schumann wrote:
> > Yes, it is.  Non trivial things are things that are difficult to find,
> > which require long and thorough testing, such as changes to core API
> > functions or very common modules.  Figuring whether the build works or not
> > is trivial.
>     That might be true for a single build.  We support dozens of
>     platforms and figuring out whether a change breaks something
>     on one particular platform is not as simple as you obviously
>     assume.

I don't think that there would be a real life situation in which a new 
module would break a build under one platform, and won't under another 
platform, without you actually using the module.  The author has to be 
exceptionally 'talented' to achieve that.

> > >     As the Midgard extension recently showed, a single line in an
> > >     extension can break everything else.  And it can easily go
> > >     unnoticed, especially if it is not reviewed by experienced
> > >     people.
> >
> > Easily unnoticed?  I beg to differ.
>     Zeev, there is a difference between the terms 'will' and
>     'can'.  I've used the latter.

I know, and as I said, I disagree.  I don't think it can go unnoticed in 
the further RC.


Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CTO &  co-founder, Zend Technologies Ltd.

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