On Oct 5, 2014, at 12:24 , R. David Murray firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It is certainly true that I for one ignore anything with his name on it, because most of the time it is noise and it isn't worth the effort to figure out which ones aren't noise.
To me, the main issue is that the noise is not just directed at python committers but also to the python users who have submitted those issues or otherwise following them (via nosy or otherwise). I think the risk is that his noise sends a wrong message to those users: i.e. that python-dev has suddenly taken an interest in this issue and that, by taking the time to create a patch, the issue will somehow get magically resolved. That won't happen, of course, unless a core developer chooses to get involved.
The point of having the issue tracker is to solve problems, not to have a kind of contest about how many issues can be closed. Yes, all things being equal, it is better to have fewer open issues but that's not the primary goal. And I am uncomfortable with the risk of users potentially inferring that he is somehow a de-facto "project leader" of Python maintenance.
-- Ned Deily email@example.com --