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Date: Fri, 8 May 2015 08:40:08 -0400
From: Mathieu Laprise <mathlaprise@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [Johnny] TODO and comments in code

A lot of the TODOs are not really TODOs, they are comments or questions.
Only a few like the settings are show-stoppers. But in general, I don't
think we're gonna gain a lot results feature-wise, quality-wise and
design-wise rewriting the 159 TO DOS and it might requires a lot of work of
coding + testing that we didn't break something. But they are cool notes of
development, if we ever encounter bugs, some questions give possibilities
about what could be the cause. A lot could be qualified as comments/notes
instead of TODOS.

Also, a lot are saying "I don't know if this is the best way of doing XXX,
you can rewrite it if you want". I'll think for a few minutes about each
TODO and ask myself 1)"It's not PERFECT, but is it good ? " 2) "What are
the benefits of doing it now that it's already done and working?". If there
are real benefits, I'll do it. If no, I won't and save time to work on new
features. Do you agree with this methodology ?

So I propose to do the important ones only and Windows support until you
figure out 1.5.1 requirements. I guess it won't take you a week to figure
1.5.1 requirements out, so we'll be okay.

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