When to Fork and When to Spoon

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at carnageblender.com
Tue Mar 7 08:23:14 MST 2006

On Tue, 7 Mar 2006 08:15:46 -0700, "Hans Fugal" <hans at fugal.net> said:
> His reply was something like "I am sure you write good code,
> however I cannot know to whether I accept your patches now." That sounds
> reasonable, of course, but it foreshadows an exciting and drawn-out
> email discussion where we continually have to reexplain ourselves
> because of the language barrier and wait a day for a response because of
> the time barrier. Not as much of an issue for a large project, but again
> we're talking about <400 LOC.

I was in this situation once.  I did a total refactor of a sf project
(ImportScrubber) and the owner said, Great!  You're the new maintainer!

So be careful. :)

C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce.  --Scott McKay

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