Contributing to the IDE
mark at livecode.com
Fri Apr 20 05:46:23 EDT 2018
On 2018-04-20 11:15, Geoff Canyon via use-livecode wrote:
> I get that -- my point is that *many* of the IDE script files are
> unchanged from 9.0 release to the current(?) develop branch. So working
> files in 9.0, making changes, and then submitting a pull request,
> git somehow makes this a slog, should be perfectly acceptable. They're
> just text files, many of which haven't changed in six months. Or is
> something magic (and to me, frustrating) about git that makes it
> unacceptable to submit a change made to a file in 9.0 to an identical
> in 9.1?
This is nothing to do with git at all - it is to do with actually being
able to test the change you make and ensure it actually does what you
Just because a file hasn't changed for months, doesn't mean that its
action isn't dependent on some code somewhere else in the system.
You might make a change to a file which looks identical in 9 and 9.1 -
but how do you know it will work in 9.1 without running it in 9.1?
Mark Waddingham ~ mark at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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