[PATCH] ipsum_calc_block: Optimize size and speed

Martin Mares mj at ucw.cz
Fri Apr 23 20:10:14 CEST 2010


> So basically you are saying that outsiders like my self aren't welcome
> because BIRD is so important to some IXPs that you don't want to
> take any chanches?

Certainly not. However, it means that the criteria for accepting patches
are somewhat stricter than in many other projects.

All ideas are of course welcome (if this discussion leads to skipping
all byte order conversions in OSPF on big-endian machines, I will be
happy), but please be prepared that being an "obvious improvement" is
often a highly subjective trait, so the other developers will sometimes
want to see a proof that the patch does indeed produce better results
than the status quo.

In my opinion, one of the key qualities of a good engineer is to prefer
exact observation and measurement of reality over personal feelings.

				Have a nice fortnight
Martin `MJ' Mares                          <mj at ucw.cz>   http://mj.ucw.cz/
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
System going down at 5 pm to install scheduler bug.

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