cvs commit: src/rescue/rescue Makefile

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Fri Sep 5 22:54:23 PDT 2003

On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 11:31:27AM -0700, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 11:05:09AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> > >
> > > So this consensus isn't at all all that consensual.
> > 
> > "Consensus" does not mean "Universal Agreement."
> It does mean "general agreement", so if you don't take universal
> literally then for all practical purposes it does mean universal
> agreement. This is also the crux: we never formally agreed on
> anything, because we cannot deal with the consequence: which is
> to unify all knobs. So, the only understanding we reached was that
> we have slightly more separatists than we have consolidators. But
> as long as we don't unify the usage of the existing knobs, this
> topic will be repeated ad nauseam.
> Since I'm not going to change the knobs, I cannot force an outcome.

Methinks overall-acceptable practice would be renaming all to NO_FOO
scheme, leaving NOFOO compatibility glue code for knobs we have to keep
compatibility with lengthly.  All new ones, obviously, should go under
NO_FOO policy.

Just my $.02.


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