On Dec 4, 2013 12:07 PM, "Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> But in some ways, having uncompilable code is a *good* thing, because it tells you exactly where you need to work on the architecture. Just updating it to *compile* removes that safeguard -- will you remember/re-find all those places where it *used* to block and convert the architecture to workaround the blocking?
IMHO code that doesn't compile is much better than code that compiles but is known to be broken.
Adding a grepable "FIXME" sort of comment to each of these known broken code blocks would seem to be a decent compromise.
-Paul [Sent from my phone]