Custom fields schema
gerv at mozilla.org
Sun Jan 30 23:58:32 UTC 2005
Christopher Hicks wrote:
> One other red herring that I'm tired of seeing is that we're stuck with
> a bad implementation and that another lump of checksetup.pl tweaking
> can't move us to another way of doing things.
Without commenting on any of the other issues, I don't see this as a red
herring. While in theory it's probably true that one could convert from
FAC to FAD using checksetup.pl, in practice such a thing is more complex
than any other dynamic schema change we've ever tried, and would be hard
to write and liable to fail in unexpected ways due to the "meta" nature
of custom fields and the fact that we can't predict what people will use
them for. It would never happen.
I certainly agree that endless debate is bad - but the correct way to
deal with endless debate is for the person charged with ending it to
bring it to an end. Dave should step up and make a decision - FAC or
FAD. The fact that one has an implementation available is certainly a
factor in that decision, but should not by itself be conclusive.
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