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Re: Remove Smob::type_p_name_ default (issue 287350043 by address@hidden

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Remove Smob::type_p_name_ default (issue 287350043 by address@hidden)
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 22:42:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> writes:

> On 3/3/16 12:23 AM, "address@hidden" <address@hidden> wrote:
>>On 2016/03/03 00:48:04, Carl wrote:
>>> LGTM.
>>> Thanks for dealing with this so quickly!
>>> Carl
>>Quickly?  We went months without release because of C++ compiler
>>problems related to this exact type match already once.  And a number of
>>patches.  I don't want to restart this cycle of standard/compiler
>>compliance hunting.
>>This is not "dealing with this so quickly" rather than "throwing in the
>>towel right away this time round".
> I've seen you work long enough to know how much it pains you to have
> to do something expedient, rather than right.

It's not wrong, just boorish.  But you don't carry a laser sword into
mud wrestling.  You don't take the chance of running against the
standard committees.  You grit your teeth and walk.

> I appreciate your willingness to find an acceptable expedient
> solution, even though it's not perfect.

It's adequate.  Adequate is good, very good, very excellent good; and
yet it is not; it is but adequate.

David Kastrup

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