Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 05/16/2001 19:40:42
[ On Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 15:20:11 (-0700), Greywolf wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
> "Make it configurable."
> I think that there should be a configurable timeout for things like this,
> including a value for "never".
NO! Never make anything any more complex than it needs to be.
First you have to show that there's actually a need for such a
superfluous feature. As I said I cannot even imagine such a need!
And then you have to show that the "costs" of such a feature, both in
implementation and maintenance, as well as in the way the influence the
usability of the entire system, are worth it too! :-)
Greg A. Woods
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