I consider a feature request something like asking a factorial method ( http://bugs.python.org/issue2138). As for the RFE, (from Wikipedia) "while not technically a bug, it is often tracked in the same manner as a bug as it represents a failure to meet expected behavior, or simply out of convenience".
But on second thought, I realize I'm really splitting hairs here. It's not worth treating them separately, I'm perfectly fine with the "feature request" type :-)
On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 9:36 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" email@example.com wrote:
I agree, the name is a bit confusing when you're not used to it.
Renaming it is easy. To the native speakers reading it: What should it be called? (please try to come up with something shorter than "request for enhancement")
Also I find that, by definition, RFE and feature requests are not exactly the same. There's a thin line between a new feature and an enhancement that is supposed to fill a gap/improve things. Should they really be treated the same way ?
I don't understand the difference. Can you please explain it? Are there features that are not enhancements (and if so, why would anybody request them), or are there enhancements which are not features? Are they entirely disjoint sets of things?