[Python-Dev] doctest improvements
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Jun 1 00:57:42 EDT 2004
Edward Loper wrote:
> I thought that it would be more efficient to get feedback on whether the
> patch is a good idea before writing the docs & tests. But I guess that
> that's now how things are done w/ Python development. I'll go ahead and
> add test cases & docs, and update the patches.
It's more efficient for the patch submitter, but less efficient for the
reviewer, because the reviewer needs to spend more time understanding
the patch in detail. Therefore, patches that are formally complete get
better attention; patches where the author couldn't find the time to
write documentation might never get reviewed.
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