[Python-Dev] memory leaks in 2.2

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 06 Dec 2001 08:48:25 -0500

> As for the things we should change: I believe it is pointless to sit
> on a report for a long time without doing anything about this. If
> nothing happens for a year, the person that was assigned this report
> likely won't do anything about it for the next months, either.
> Unassigning things you know you won't do is particularly important for
> patches, but to a degree also important for bug reports. It signals
> that somebody else may need to step forward, or that some deity should
> just decide on the fate of this report.

Yup.  We've missed important bugs in the past because they happened to
be assigned to someone who didn't care.  (I noticed that Jack
recommended some bug reporter to assign bugs to him rather than let
them sit anonymously.  That may work in his case, but in general it's
the wrong thing to do.)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)