FreeBSD 4:10 Thou Shalt Not Commit Bikesheds

Poul-Henning Kamp says, the sleep(1) saga is the most blatant example of a bike shed discussion we have had ever in FreeBSD. The proposal was well thought out, we would gain compatibility with OpenBSD and NetBSD, and still be fully compatible with any code anyone ever wrote. Yet so many objections, proposals and changes were raised and launched that one would think the change would have plugged all the holes in swiss cheese or changed the taste of Coca Cola or something similar serious. “What is it about this bike shed ?” Some of you have asked me. Read more.


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