Upstream first policy
Posted Jun 3, 2010 16:27 UTC (Thu) by bfields
In reply to: Upstream first policy
Parent article: A suspend blockers post-mortem
Developers focused on "make it work so we can ship" are going to be less focused on maintainability (or at least, that is the way it appears).
There can also be maintainability risks from designs that look elegant/highly general/whatever but that haven't been tested in the field.
I'm not really arguing one side or the other. In practice I think the really hard stuff is hard to get right without working on both tracks (thinking through the design carefully, and testing it in real situations) in parallel.
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