[rfk-dev] i'm in my underwear at school

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Fri Oct 26 10:43:58 PDT 2012

Peter A. H. Peterson <pedro at tastytronic.net>:
> So, first of all, a colossal apology to Alexey (and to the rest of you)
> for dropping the ball on this. However, here is his code:
> http://alexeyt.freeshell.org/code/rfk/rfk-20051013.tgz
> If we are going to make the first significant changes to the
> codebase in years, I suppose we ought to straighten this stuff out.
> Should we finally transition to Alexey's code? Or do we go with the
> newly ESR-improved legacy code and consider Alexey's version to be the
> cult classic album that was intentionally buried by the studio? Or is
> there a third way? 

My changes are just cleanups and a handful of new NKIs.  I could
easily reapply them to the Triptygin code if that's required.

Actually, reconciling this doesn't look at all difficult.  The key datum
is that the only change in the CVS since 2003 has been the addition of a port.  
So here's how I'd handle this:

1) Convert the CVS, *without* my cleanups, to git.

2) Drop Alexey's code in and declare it a changeset.

3) Apply any of my cleanups that are still relevant afterwards.

I'm not expecting this to be a lot of work, even.
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