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Re: VMS support

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: VMS support
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 14:41:08 -0700

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

  > > That's what I've been saying, its absolutely _not_ minor.
  > Keeping the ChangeLog on the side, as well as the list of files to `cvs
  > rm' seems like very minor annoyances.  Compared to the cost of finding
  > the parts of the code that uses Carbon, then finding the places that
  > refer to those places, ...  Maybe you don't think so because you'd
  > already done most of the work of finding the relevant places, but then
  > you just have a *perception* of a high marginal cost.

Sorry, but repeating the same thing to someone that has the personal
practical experience of the things discussed is not exactly productive,
and obviously pointless.

  > > So the question is, will you continue this policy?
  > Yes.  As I said, if you don't want to do this job, then just leave the
  > old code in its place: we've been living with it for years, so it's
  > not like it's urgent to remove it.

Fine.  Dealing with silly, pointless red tape is not exactly the best
way to do volunteer work.

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