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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/13] tools: do cleanups related to libxc python bindings

On 16/11/15 13:09, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2015-11-12 at 13:01 +0000, Wei Liu wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 04:19:24PM +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>> On 10/23/2015 03:04 PM, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>>> This series is a combination of my previous patches:
>>>> "libxc: remove most of tools/libxc/xc_dom_compat_linux.c"
>>>> "tools: remove unused wrappers for python"
>>>> I have split it up as requested by Ian Campbell, thus it consists of
>>>> 13 patches instead just of 2, but the functionality is roughly the
>>>> same. I have just kept more python bindings compared to the first
>>>> version, as there have been reports of some out of tree uses. Asking
>>>> for more such use case on xen-devel and xen-user didn't result in
>>>> requests for more interfaces to be kept, so I delete them.
>>> There have been acks and critical responses regarding this series.
> Have there? I don't have the stashed alongside the series as I would
> normally, so maybe I've missed them?

At least on #xendevel there was a rather clear statement towards not
removing code without any need, even if unused. This statement has not
been rejected by others.

I still think the python wrappers used by nobody are something we
should get rid of, OTOH I don't want to fight really hard for it. :-)

>>> What should we do?
>>> - drop them all
>>> - apply the first two patches only to get rid of the extra interfaces
>>>   to the domain builder as requested by Ian Campbell
>> I would go for this.
> I've done this one.



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