bundled saxon considered harmful

d.ostrovsky at idaia.de d.ostrovsky at idaia.de
Thu Oct 4 07:15:02 PDT 2012


Quoting David Tardon <dtardon at redhat.com>:

> Note that it is possible it will never be needed by anyone. I have
> already said I do not know of any existing XSLT filter that uses XSLT
> 2.0. But there was demand for it back in OO.o times and it was one of
> the reasons for switch from xerces to saxon. Because I cannot prove such
> filter does not exist, I did not just drop the code, but put it into an
> extension, so we do not inconvenience people needlessly.

It sounds very suspiciously like YAGNI rule [1] candidate to me, in  
wich case we should probably just kill it or like Michael Stahl put it  
[2] ... kill it with fire.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_ain%27t_gonna_need_it


More information about the LibreOffice mailing list