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Re: Omitting Windows-specific parts from infrastructure changes

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Omitting Windows-specific parts from infrastructure changes
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:00:55 -0800
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Doing nothing means leaving the parts
you side-stepped to bit-rot and generate bug reports,

Nothing is rotting here, as the code is working. No bug reports have been generated because of this longstanding practice. As the benefits of the proposed change to the practice do not appear to exceed the costs, I'd rather leave things be.

Leaving it to others to discover the places that were omitted, without
any guidance as to how to identify them is too error-prone

No special guidance is needed, as the search heuristics are obvious. For example, if the change involves replacing strcat with stpcpy, look at all uses of strcat in the modules you're interested in.

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