I got a couple questions off-list about what this means -- basically, with YTEP 37 we've added some restrictions to what we accept, particularly in how we format code, etc.  This can be tricky and hard to address for contributors, and so what these commands do is implement a way to automate that.  For instance, I've added a command /black so that if you leave a comment on a pull request that is just "/black" it will run black on the code, and then update the pull request.  Same for /isort , which runs isort.  This should lower the barrier about some of our stylistic bits that could otherwise be gatekeep-y.

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 3:04 PM Matthew Turk <matthewturk@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi folks,

I've issued a PR that adds a few chatops-style commands to our pull requests.

https://github.com/yt-project/yt/pull/2789

There are links in there to the issue:

https://github.com/yt-project/yt/issues/2776

which itself has a few links.  Please feel free to chime in there, but I think this could make our development workflow a lot nicer -- we could stop asking people to rebase, for instance, and instead just have it done almost-automatically by a bot.  And same for black, isort, etc.  I'll also add a help command, now that I'm thinking of it...

Please leave feedback -- if I get some buy-in from folks I'll transfer the slash-command-processor repo to the yt-project org and then we can move forward with it a bit.

-Matt