[Mono-list] Re: [Mono-hackers-list] Re: Patch for mcs

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Sun, 14 Nov 2004 15:52:07 -0500


> > As an example, the generics compiler has been developed on a separate
> > directory for almost a year, and we have to integrate patches every day.
> > The anonymous method code lived only on my hard drive as a copy of the
> > repository for six months, and I had to go through the same problems.
>   Ok. But integrating that is a pain (I assume that's manual). Well,
> if it's the same case at many places, I would also live with it... :-(

Actually, it is rather simple if you happen to keep your code under
revision control instead of making a full fork.

By keeping it under revision control, you can `svn update' and you will
get a couple of conflicts every once in a while.  It is not like the
parser changes a lot, so most of the time it will be easy.

If you are having problems merging the code I can assure you that it is
because you are not using cvs/svn to assist you.

> > I do not like the idea of checking work-in-progress code to the
> > compiler, because that code tends to be bit rot if the work is not
> > completed.
>   Ok. Agree...
>    Hooh! Going by the examples of "generics" and "anonymous methods",
> I'd let mcsdoc evolve separately and once done report back with final
> code.