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Re: [PATCH] Remove eu-ld and unused code.
- From: Mark Wielaard <mjw at redhat dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:09:59 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove eu-ld and unused code.
On Thu, 2016-07-07 at 07:37 -0400, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 3:55 AM, Mark Wielaard <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Yes, you did a lot of work on it. And yes, it does have an unique
> > design. Thanks. But your last commit to it was 8 years ago.
> The changes aren't in your repository because I don't trust you one
> bit and don't want to deal with the public repository. I don't have
> to ask what to check in. I have the change in my repository and they
> are published once I'm satisfied I'll push them out in one piece. By
> removing the code you declare that you decide about the future of all
> that code.
I am proposing to remove that code because as far as I know none of the
maintainers is using it or willing to do any work on it in the public
repository. If someone wants to then I am happy to keep it around. But
if not then I do think it is confusing and a bit of a maintenance burden
given that it is incomplete, there are no current users nor any tests
for it. That doesn't mean you cannot keep hacking on your private copy
if you don't want to deal with the public repository. How to work with
and get code into the public repository is described in the CONTRIBUTING
document. It does require a bit of trust.