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Re: [Gnash-dev] Removal candidates

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Removal candidates
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:38:30 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 07:22:09AM -0600, Rob Savoye wrote:

> Leaving code in means it's in the source tarball, so a new end user
> can much more easily find it. For somebody that is new to Gnash,
> digging back through hundreds of commit messages is *not* a trivial
> exercise. Somebody may be able to grep through the sources to find
> what they want. That's impossible to do with git.

That's actually not true. It's perfectly possible to grep through Git
history. The command, most surprisingly, is called "git grep"...

I agree though that not removing the code in the first place makes it
more visible, and thus more likely someone will pick it up.


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