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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: <clone> or file collections
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2005 17:10:27 GMT
--- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, Matt Benson
> <> wrote:
> > In any event, this task has generated some
> nervousness
> > or distaste,
> Some of us will question any new task for its
> usefulness, I find
> myself a lot in that camp lately.

I do it too.  In fact if someone else had submitted
this task I might well be questioning it too.  :)

> I still don't
> think I understand
> the motivation well,

Again, the concrete use-case here is getting finer
grain out of a fileset over whose creation the user
had no control.  Nested filesets would probably solve
the immediate need.  The justification for the clone
task was/is "genericness = we don't have to do this n
more times."

> and I'm not sure whether I'd
> feel better if only
> ProjectComponents were Cloneable (possible).  It's

Yes, possible.  You say you're not sure whether that
would make you feel better.  What about you, DD?

> not something I can
> explain very well, it just feels wrong.
> > and I must guess that if put to a vote it will not
> pass (according
> > to the bylaws re code changes).
> I wouldn't -1 anything because of a feeling.  After
> all a -1 without a
> technical explanation is void 8-)

good point...
> You'd stand a good chance of not getting valid -1s,
> not sure whether
> you'd collect 3 +1s

Indeed, many committers are maintaining silence on
this one...
> Stefan
> who thinks he's coming accross as a guy who doesn't
> really know what
> he wants lately - and might better shut up.

I wouldn't say that.  I have probably been coming
across like a victim, if you want to get into
self-deprecation.  :)


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