[Maxima] replacement of short functions by their definitions and other code cleanups
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Fri May 4 18:01:00 CDT 2007
Replacement of PT-RED and other simple functions by their
definitions is causing some anxiety among the developers and
that's very bad for the project.
I'm pretty sure I speak for other developers when I say that
we should preserve short functions which express some
nontrivial concept. (The function may be trivial but the concept
may well be something interesting.)
PT-RED has come up in discussions today. Are there some
other functions which have been similarly replaced recently?
I think at this point we need to review these cases, if any.
If you would please make a list of any such functions, we
can take a look at each one and decide whether to preserve
it or replace it.
Also, please bear in mind that nonfunctional changes, which
by nature are a matter of taste, should be made rather
conservatively. I would prefer to see a lesser number of
commits of nonfunctional changes. Again I'm pretty sure
I speak for other developers on this topic.
All the best,
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