[Python-Dev] New bugtracker projec

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 23 May 2002 15:50:08 -0400

> As a followup to a previous message, I remembered one problem with the 
> original roundup nosy-list mechanism, and that's the "adding to cc list 
> by replying to a email" behavior.  It's the key behind the nosy-list 
> concept, and I must say that it worked great when we had a small team of 
> developers (4-5) and beta users.  When we scaled up to over 10 people 
> and thousands of users, then that behavior was much too generous, and 
> you hesitated to make a comment on a bug for fear of being attached to 
> that bug forever.

There should be a way to remove yourself.  Possibly by sending another
email (but there should also be an explicit web control that shows
whether you're on the list or not and lets you change that).  And
there should be a way to send a reply without being attached.  But the
default of being attached seems fine.

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