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Subject: Re: [boost] [V1.46][Spirit] request for late minute changes to release branch
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-25 05:35:59

Eric Niebler wrote:

> On 1/25/2011 2:10 PM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> Eric Niebler wrote:
>>>> May I ask for permission to remove the files instead of poisoning them? The
>>>> risk is the same, but the result much more desirable...
>>> Sorry, no. We have a way to avoid changing build files just before
>>> release. Let's take it.
>> That does not seem reasonable to me. IIUC, the changes to build files involve
>> remove N tests, which is a low-risk change that can be fully validated locally.
>> Leaving broken code in seems much worse.
> The question to answer is: was the original issue a showstopper or not?
> I had decided it was not because it breaks no code in the field. That
> seems reasonable to me.

You seem to take a block-diagram-driven approach. "Is this a showstopper -- yes, no?".
The real decision here is either shipping a broken code, or doing a relatively safe
code change to remove all traces thereof.

> And if you disagreed, the time to speak up was days ago.

There's some truth to that; except -- aren't the most recent messages in this
thread dated Jan 23 and Jan 24 -- which is yesterday and the other day?

In fact, what is the status here? I though that utree code was removed, and Jamfiles
were modified to not run relevant tests. Is that untrue?

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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