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Alec Warner wrote:
>>>> Zmedico did a lot of things with usage of global variables, however I
>>>> think that getting all that tested ( especially in scripts that we don't
>>>> keep track of ) is detremental to getting portage stable. I agree that
>>>> it's an important step; however it's just code cleanup. It is not
>>>> necessary for 2.1.
>>>> I'm looking at the diff from pre9 and pre10, and I will backport any
>>>> bugfixes if that makes everyone happy.
> In my cleanup of globals I took special care to maintain backward
> compatibility. I have mr_bones_ and halcyon doing profiling to
> track down the cause of the repoman performance issue. It should be
> a simple fix when we find the problem.
>> As most people would expect you to, however there are no regression
>> tests to prove you succeeded other than just having people test it.
Well, it's been the tree for 2 days now we'll surely get bug reports
as soon as people run into these hypothetical issues (though I
expect very few, if any regressions). I think the globals cleanup
is worth having in 2.1 because it makes the code more maintainable.
If you want to move back to a more stable revision, I'd suggest
2.1_pre7 (before manifest2). I believe manifest2 introduced more
potential for regressions than the globals cleanup did.
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