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Re: Several changes made to fts.c in Gnulib

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: Several changes made to fts.c in Gnulib
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:23:11 +0100

Looking at the patch, it looks not terribly burdensome to maintain
"downtream" except for the possibility that some fts option could
subsequently be introduced in gnulib which shares a value with

Paul, since you don't plan to apply this patch upstream, do you have
any suggestions for ensuring that we avoid collision or maintenance
problems with the downstream patch?


On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:22 PM, Kamil Dudka <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 09:31:47 Paul Eggert wrote:
>> Kamil Dudka wrote:
>> > You even admitted that they could have introduced new bugs.  Now you are
>> > refusing to push a tiny commit that would significantly help to debug them
>> > in environments where only binaries are available.
>> My changes fixed some bugs and did not affect the fts API. Your changes
>> would complicate the API, and this complexity is the principal objection.
> The API complexity is increased exactly by one bit.  If it is such a big
> problem for upstream maintainers, I will continue to maintain this added
> complexity myself.  It has been maintained in Fedora since December 2015
> with zero manpower spent on it so far.
> Kamil

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