[Python-Dev] SRE recursion removed

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Sun Oct 19 15:53:37 EDT 2003

> >
> > I'm shocked. Do you really belive that I've done all the changes and
> > past fixes in SRE without knowing how it works? I thought my
> > credibility was a little higher.
> I was relying on your credibility, so I was surprised that you are
> interested to leave the old code in - that suggests that you feel
> there are problems with your code. I'm trying to find out what you
> think these problems are.
> However, getting all trust in the SRE code from the trust that I have
> in you is not enough for me - and, PLEASE UNDERSTAND, this has nothing
> to do with you personally. I feel bad if important code is so
> unmaintainable that only a single person understands it. I made the
> remark as a comment to you saying
> "let's please wait a little bit to see the new code working?"
> which suggested that we actually have to *see* how the code works, in
> order to determine whether it works.
Martin: I suspect that Gustavo is suffering for an excess of care and
modesty: after all, with CVS controlling the code it isn't hard to back
out a patch if it turns out to be a bad idea. But it won't, will it,
Gustavo ;-)?

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