patches policy

David Laight david at
Mon Sep 9 17:30:44 CDT 2002

On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 02:41:15PM -0400, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> On September 9, 2002 02:30 pm, Andriy Palamarchuk wrote:
> > I also usually compress patches with size >= 20-30kb
> > to save everybody's bandwith.
> Please don't. Bandwidth is order of magnitudes cheaper than
> people's time, attention, *and* expertise. A skilled reviewer
> costs a LOT more than the few fraction of a penny you save
> compressing. It's simply a bad tradeoff.

Not only that, most modem links will do a moderate amount
of compression - so it isn't anywhere near as bad as it might


David Laight: david at

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