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Re: Everyone, please stop making my life more difficult

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Everyone, please stop making my life more difficult
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:25:14 +0200
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

> () address@hidden (Eric S. Raymond)
> () Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:36:52 -0400 (EDT)
>    That is what everyone should be using, now and in the future,
>    to avoid causing unnecessary problems for this repository
>    conversion and any we may have to do in the future.
> I think it's good to encounter anomalies, figure out how to
> handle them, and encode that handling, rather sooner than later.
> Also, a run taking 8-10 hours indicates that another code
> enhancement opportunity would be to re-slice the process from
> one-shot-batch to incremental-piecemeal.  A bonus side-effect of
> checkpointed state is that other tools can be brought to bear
> (w/ a sane data design, which i presume).

Uh, we are talking about something which is supposed to be done once,
ever.  This is not mirroring.

David Kastrup

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