Controvery over commit styles
Posted May 29, 2010 3:20 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Controvery over commit styles
Parent article: Interesting times for Linux Flash support
Isn't the point of "commit early and often" to get your code in front of everybody? Using a distributed version control system does that only insignificantly better than just keeping it in your CVS working directory. (Better, I guess, because someone sufficiently motivated could see your work early).
Breaking things for everybody is the acknowledged downside of commit early and often. Obviously, there's a difference of opinion in this project over whether the upside outweighs that.
Automated test suites that are part of a quality control strategy don't seem to me consistent with commit early and often, which admits that the code is going to be broken a lot.
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