"My real "work" is not really writing code any more, and hasn't
been for a long time. No, I worry most about the whole "flow of
patches", and the way development happens, rather than so much
about any individual piece of code I maintain. And the last few
release cycles have had a couple of really hard-to-merge issues -
not because the code was necessarily bad, but because of how it was
then presented to me as a fairly messy history."