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Re: Experiments and considerations for more layer


On Fri, Sep 06, 2013 at 06:46:16AM -0500, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> Iteration and iteration only, was the topic of discussion with Tom.  This was a discussion
> between Tom and me, only.  Walking a linked list is a fast means of iteration.  I don't
> know how hard that is to understand.  A good software designer can compartmentalize
> his/her thinking.

Not if the linked list contains stuff which certainly is not of any use
(as an example the plotting layer scan was already given in the past).
That was what I was referring to. If you mean 'everything on the board'
then, sure, it was a misunderstanding of mine.

> Anything else is a separate discussion, one I am not participating in because I have
> already participated in them, and led them.  The whole partitioning into layer datasets
> was suggested by me to other lead developers ages ago, Tom in that set, and is coming
> about to a large extent because of those suggestions.

Ok, then it was only a misunderstanding. Good.
> Lorenzo, I am temporarily suspending your commit rights to the testing branch.  In a
> recent posting you made two threats to existing layer names in the pretty footprint files
> and in the UI.  I'd rather do this on a temporary basis and review your patch submissions

Yes I think that the UI should have localized names. The footprint files
can contain whatever they want (where I was suggesting to change them?)

Also we are simply discussing what would the best feature set and the
following implementation, I'm not proposing any concrete code (the only
coding I've done is raising the count to 64, and that's in my private

Are we at a point where we can't even *suggest* things?

Lorenzo Marcantonio
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