Proposal: Faster toRational and fromRational

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Fri Oct 22 19:00:45 EDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 09:35:30PM +0200, Daniel Fischer wrote:
> Discussion period: one week, until 29th October 2010 (I'd like to see it in 
> 7.0).

I don't think that's a good reason for an abnormally short discussion

In general, the more patches we push into the 7.0 branch, the greater
the chance we regress, which means either longer until we can release it
(if we spot it in time), lots of extra effort to put out another release
(if we don't), or having to live with the regression for a few months
(if we don't think it's worth putting in the effort to quickly do
another release). And the probability of a patch causing a regression is
higher if the process is rushed.

It's great to see work on improving performance of the libraries, but
after we've started putting out release candidates is not the best time
to be doing it if you want the changes to get into that release.


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