Re: reiser4 plugins

From: Rik Van Riel
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 09:01:58 EST

On Tue, 21 Jun 2005, David Masover wrote:

> The point is, this was in the kernel for quite awhile, and it was so
> ugly that someone would rather be fucked with a chainsaw. If something
> that bad can make it in the kernel and stay for awhile because it
> worked, and no one wanted to replace it

I would like to think we could learn from the mistakes
made in the past, instead of repeating them.

Ugly code often is so ugly people don't *want* to fix
it, so merging ugly code is often a big mistake.

The Theory of Escalating Commitment: "The cost of continuing mistakes is
borne by others, while the cost of admitting mistakes is borne by yourself."
-- Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics
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