[squeak-dev] Regex Inbox Process

christoph.thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de christoph.thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de
Wed Oct 5 18:19:30 UTC 2022

Thank you Levente! I have just uploaded two merge commits (Regex-Core-ct.78 and Regex-Tests-Core-ct.30) to the Trunk. I hope I haven't broken anything. If you discover any regressions anyway, please let me know! :-)


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On 2022-10-01T01:18:39+02:00, leves at caesar.elte.hu wrote:

> Hi Christoph,
> On Mon, 12 Sep 2022, christoph.thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de wrote:
> > Hi all, Hi Levente,
> > 
> > I have a question regarding the further development of the regex package. As you might have noticed, I have proposed several changes to the regex in the past two years, many of them already merged into the Trunk by Levente,
> > but many others still lying in the inbox for around one year -- several small bugfixes and convenience functions (mostly tested), but also some larger new features such as named/non-capturing groups, Unicode backslash atoms,
> > etc. These new features also entail major design decisions regarding matcher/link communication, parser composition, etc. (Shameless self-plug: You can use Squeak Inbox Talk to survey all open proposals).
> > 
> > My question is: How should we process these proposals? While I have received a number of kind reviews by Levente, my impression is that I spammed all of you with too many proposals for reviewing them in a foreseeable future.
> > Shall I just merge them as-is or would anyone like to commit to reviewing them in-depth? I don't want to exclude anyone from the continuation of this project, and I would gladly receive more reviews, but I do understand the
> > limited reviewer resources. While I gave my best to question my decisions and test my code, nothing of it will be 100% perfectly thought-through and free of bugs. On the other hand, weighting quality over quantity too much in
> > this process might lead to a near-standstill of the project.
> > 
> > tl,dr: Shall I just merge all my regex proposals to the trunk, risking possible decrease in quality, or would anyone advise differently? I do commit to "you break it, you fix it", and if someone discovers any design flaw, we
> > can still try to revert that design later, of course. For future proposals, I could upload them to the inbox and move the Trunk one or two weeks later.
> Yes, please go ahead and merge them.
> Levente
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