Re: [PATCH] OMAP: I2C driver for TI OMAP boards #2

From: Jean Delvare
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 03:25:40 EST

Hi David,

> > The "and could be patched later" way has been tried before, and I'm not
> > going there again. Later happened to be "never" or at least "too late"
> > more often than not.
> Well, you've seen my basic review. As for "later", it's quite routine;
> that's what "submit early and often" means. That whole ext4 devel
> cycle depends on using "later" intelligently.

Releasing "early and often" was never an excuse to release buggy code.
It is (to me, at least) about adding functionalities one at a time,
rather than waiting to be full-featured before releasing first.

As for the "later", there are areas where it is known not to work, e.g.
documentation - or more generally, everything which is optional from a
functional point of view. I do expect functional bugs to be fixed
later when they bite the users, but I am more skeptical about cleanups
and documentation.

Jean Delvare
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