[Python-Dev] Patches

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Wed Oct 20 06:27:52 CEST 2004

On Oct 19, 2004, at 23:56, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

>>>>>> "Martin" == Martin v Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
>     Martin> I have suggested a procedure in the past, which never has
>     Martin> been executed so far. I promise that I will stick to it if
>     Martin> somebody actually executes it. Here it goes:
>     Martin> - For every patch you want to get reviewed, review 10
>     Martin> (ten) other patches.
> I think 10 is way too high; I would call it prohibitive for anyone who
> isn't already primarily a Python hacker.
> I agree it should be more than 1 for 1 for several reasons, but I'd be
> willing to bet you get excellent results from 3:1 or even 2:1.  Even
> if you think that risks being a burden on your time, since you've had
> no takers yet (and it's been a while since the last time I saw your
> proposal), I'd say that lowering the "price" to 5:1 is a reasonable
> idea, and not very risky.  You can always raise the price again if you
> get 50 useful reviews by next Tuesday.<wink>

Speaking of "price", perhaps PSF donations should be factored into 
getting a patch reviewed?  I'm probably only saying this because I've 
donated, have some patches in the queue that aren't yet reviewed, and 
don't really have the spare time/energy to review a stockpile of Other 
People's Patches ;)  I think my open-source-python-time is better spent 
working on the Mac distribution problems (py2app, bdist_pkg, etc.) than 
reviewing other people's patches...


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