Re: disabling GTK+ features to shrink GTK+
- From: Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com>
- To: Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <tshepang gmail com>
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: disabling GTK+ features to shrink GTK+
- Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 07:35:22 -0400
On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 6:10 AM, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
<tshepang gmail com> wrote:
> Yeah, I get it, but here's the point: it isn't nice when a maintainer
> says "unlikely" without giving even one reason, leaving the rest of us
> to guess (EG, "that's most likely the reason").
These things have been discussed before, more than once.
If we add a configure flag to turn feature A off, we're making a
statement that essentially says: we support configurations with and
without A. Now add a second flag to turn off feature B off, and say we
support configurations with A+B, A+!B, !A+B, !A+!B, and so on... and
once we've added these flags you will come back and complain whenever
your favourite of the 2^n supported configurations break. Also think
about bug reports. Instead of version x.y.z being a good indication
what code is running, there are now 2^n variants of version x.y.z,
each with possibly different bugs.
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