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Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 20:07:30 -0700
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Plumbing changes

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 6:27 PM, magnum <> wrote:
> I think if we come to the point where it's just one line in Makefile and two
> in john.c, we should get along just fine as-is [for new formats] as long as
> people choose good points of inserting new lines. For example, Dhiru's three
> patches all add their lines in the exact same spot (no offense, just
> sayin'). If he had put the SybaseASE line very high in the list (as it was
> the first patch since Jumbo), the ssh line at least four lines down from
> that, and the rar line four lines down again, the pathes would not clash.
> If he had done it that way, and I wrote a new format, I'd just put my lines
> four lines below the rar line. The only thing needed is having a look at the
> formats already posted but not included in Jumbo.

I agree :-). All my patches are independent of each other and are
built to apply on top of jumbo patchset. (I like to start with a clean
slate for each work since I work in a BFS fashion it seems). heh.
Can the new version control thing being discussed on the mailing list
solve or blunt this problem? Each patch living on a central server in
an independent but frequently merged branches?


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