[Libre-soc-bugs] [Bug 713] PartitionedSignal enhancement to add partition-context-aware lengths

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--- Comment #54 from Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> ---
(In reply to Jacob Lifshay from comment #52)

> vf??? idk what that means...

it means it was late, i was tired, and hit totally the wrong letters :)
hilariously i think it was supposed to be the word "by" 

(In reply to Jacob Lifshay from comment #51)
> (In reply to Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton from comment #48)
> > except that there may be good reasons why other people (other customers
> > whom i cannot reveal or discuss because it is commercially confidential)
> can you tell me privately? i was not aware of anyone using it...

done.  for the archives (and if there is an Audit), we should
be able to make an announcement soon.

> I'm kinda inclined to say "you decided to use unstable not even released
> software, you reap the consequences of said software changing", but I
> recognize that that's probably not helpful...

fortunately the partsig nmigen branch is a ridiculously small 400 line diff.
forward-merging indefinitely is a minor task if we are forced into that
situation by intransigent behaviour.  whitequark's objections here were based
on lack of knowledge of confidential business discussions underway at the
time. combined with input from "community members" who have no experience
in Supercomputing Arxhitecture stating "i have absolutely no need for that
in *my* code".
it allowed her to justify stating "there are clearly no use-cases beyond
Libre-SOC. case dismissed".  which is as shocking a judgement as it sounds,
when summarised.  she also neglected to inform us of the results of
a private discussion which reneged on an agreement to follow an RFC process,
only informing us months late, right when this is critical path.  what looks
to her like "trying to force our code onto another project" is down
to being backed into a corner and left with no other options to
meet our contractual obligations to NGI POINTER in time and within budget.
we have to document these things publicly unfortunately because of the
transparency obligations we're under.

there was a slashdot article only a couple days ago with the results of
a study on the effects of power: power does genuinely corrupt, causing
measurable neuro-degenerative effects! the lack of empathy resulting from
constantly making autocratic decisions apparently quite literally
causes brain damage over a long enough period. on reading the article,
it definitely made sense of a lot of behavioural patterns i've seen in
so many community projects.  quite an eye-opener.

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