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Re: Preview: portable dumper

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Preview: portable dumper
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:29:57 -0800
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>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Could we ask Daniel to include his code under an #ifdef, so until it's proven
>> we can always disable it, or back out the changes easily if need be?

> What would that solve? Don't we still need to review the patches, compile
> the code once in a while, debug it as needed, etc.?

It keeps the portable dumper fenced off. We'd compile it in by default, but it
helps future readers, for a while, by clearly demarcating when special
handling is needed for the sake of that dumper.

>> I'd like to entertain the experiment, if we can.

> Fine, but why do you need me for that? What would be my role in that
> experiment?

I guess just say OK at this point, and help with the review if you're
inclined? Daniel will handle the work of integration and documentation.

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