[Python-checkins] RE: Insanity!

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Sat, 5 Feb 2000 16:48:10 -0500

Hey, *nobody* has a slower web connection than me, and the size of the
checkin digests doesn't bother me at all.  To the contrary, I was delighted
to have such a convenient way to see all the goodness Ping had done to the

At first I shared this complaint with Just:

> For me, the log messages are much more important than the diffs. I
> want to read what file has changed, and why it has changed. In most
> cases I don't care about the details, and if I do, it's easy enough
> to go through cvs.  Now, because I'm just keeping a loose eye on
> what's going on, I subscribe as digest. That's wonderful: every day
> I get one email with a list of changes with their comments. However,
> with the diff stuff in place, I have to wade through screenfuls of
> diffs that I don't care about to get to the log messages that I *do*
> care about. They almost disappear in the mud.

After about three weeks, it suddenly occurred to me that my mail reader has
a "search" button -- I simply rarely used it before!  Now I just zip over
the patches that don't interest me.

> ...
> *) I've never seen the "voting" you alluded to earlier, probably
> because that took place on a list that I'm not on. I find that
> slightly odd...

I think it was the Python-Dev list.  Dutch people aren't allowed on that,
though <wink>.

ain't-broke-don't-fix-ly y'rs  - tim