Version control systems

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Wed Aug 13 08:18:17 EDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 1:52 PM, Malcolm Wallace
<Malcolm.Wallace at> wrote:
>> I don't think that is the right policy.  Everybody (including Malcolm)
>> should validate.
>> If you contribute code to the linux kernel, comprehensive testing of
>> the code is a requirement, too.
> The analogy is flawed.  It is like asking the developers of _gcc_ to
> ensure that the Linux kernel still builds after every modification to
> the gcc project code base.  The projects are different, so the
> suggested requirement would be an unreasonable burden.

I think an even better analogy is probably comparing it to developer
of GCC changing the libc implementation of another compiler or vice

-- Johan

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