On Saturday 12 March 2016 12:42:36 Antonio Quartulli wrote:
On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 12:37:17AM +0100, Sven
Sven, what is the README there for ?
It serves different purposes. It makes sure that the directory is created by
git on checkout even when there is no patch in the directory. It also makes
sure that the Makefile dependency glob for compat-patches/* is at least
generating one dependency.
But it should also be used to define the rules under which a patch in this
directory is acceptable (of course, the rules are not yet defined - so I've
just used a placeholder for this draft). The requirements for such a patch
should be really high because patches tend to fail when the code or the
surrounding code is changed. This is also the reason why I've combined the
critical code to really small functions which avoids more patch chunks for
more places in the code.