Poul-Henning's "a bike shed (any colour will do)"

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Wed Jul 26 21:38:56 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-07-26 at 11:48 -0700, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Myk Melez wrote:
> > FWIW, as I mentioned in the thread back then, I thought custom fields
> > was one of the exceptions to Poul-Henning's general principle.  But
> > maybe not.  Reasonable people can disagree about such things. :-)
> Well, custom fields is a nuclear power plant, not a bike shed. So in
> fact, the scrutiny it's been getting, and the excellent, data-supported
> discussion about the relative merits of FAD and FAC seems to me like
> things working right, not wrong.

	Yeah, I would agree in this case. Some things do deserve some
discussion. Custom Fields, Skins, things like that.

	I did really enjoy reading Poul-Henning's post. I think the Bugzilla
Project is normally pretty good about not discussing small changes to
death. :-) I'm sure we've done it a few times, though, and this post
should be a great reminder for us in the future if and when we get into
that situation. :-)

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