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Monthly Archives: August 2012

humane practices for review requests

22-Aug-12

I dislike seeing “review not granted” or “review cancelled” in my bugmail. Even if the reviewer provides helpful comments and points out things that you missed, those few words are the first thing you see about your patch.  Part of me understands that these headlines are informative messages, that they are not judgements on me […]

moving away from x-macros

17-Aug-12

In any large (and even many small) codebases, there comes a point where some knowledge about an entity X is needed at various points throughout the codebase, but the knowledge required at each point is ever-so-slightly different.  You could provide comments at each point, stating the list of other locations that need to be updated […]