[Idle-dev] [Python-Dev] Removing IDLE from the standard library

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Mon Jul 12 01:46:16 CEST 2010

On Jul 11, 2010, at 5:33 PM, Georg Brandl wrote:

> Honestly, how would you feel as a committer to have scores of issues assigned
> to you -- as a consequence of speedy triage -- knowing that you have to invest
> potentially hours of volunteer time into them, while the person doing the
> triaging is done with the bug in a few minutes and paid for it?  I'd feel a
> little bit duped.

That doesn't strike me as a particularly useful type of triage.

The most useful type of triage in this case would be the kind where the bug gets re-assigned to the *original contributor*, not a core committer, with a message clearly saying "thanks!  but we will not do anything further with this ticket until *you* do XYZ."  This may result in some tickets getting left by wayside, but at least it will be clear that they have been left by the wayside, and whose responsibility they really are.

Even so, I would certainly feel better having scores of issues assigned to me than I would feel having scores of issues that are just hanging out in limbo forever.

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