[python-committers] PQM?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Aug 14 06:50:39 CEST 2008


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On Aug 14, 2008, at 12:16 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> I don't have experience with PQM or something like it, but I suspect
> it doesn't scale, and the buildbots are a better approach, because
> they handle multiple platforms.

Just quickly because I've touched on most of these issues in previous  
responses, and I'm pretty damn tired right now. ;)

- - Code reviews: +1 I agree with everything you said here Guido.
- - Buildbots: good for what they do, but because they're reactive (and  
in our case, quite often not working) they don't solve a problem,  
they're an indicator of the problem
- - PQM: right, doesn't scale across multiple platforms, but still  
valuable.  Guards against broken mainline affecting everybody.  E.g.  
would have caught the multiprocessing bug that delayed an earlier  
release affecting at least Linux and OS X.
- - All three can work together to solve different parts of the problem.  
None (IMHO) are enough on their own.  I'm skeptical that reviews +  
buildbots are enough.

- -Barry

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