[Python-Dev] New bug, directly assigned, okay?

Irmen de Jong irmen at xs4all.nl
Sat Apr 2 18:04:21 CEST 2005

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Irmen de Jong wrote:
>> I just added a new bug on SF (1175396) and because I think
>> that it is related to other bugs that were assigned to
>> Walter Doerwald, I assigned this new bug directly to Walter too.
>> Is that good practice or does someone else usually assign SF bugs to
>> people?
> I've certainly done that a few times myself - I figure that even if I
> get it wrong, the recipient will either pass it on to a more appropriate
> person, or simply revert it back to unassigned.

Ah, okay.

> I usually try to put in a comment to say *why* I've assigned it the way
> I have, though. Picking an assignee at random should probably be
> discouraged, but if there is someone that makes sense, then I don't see
> a problem with asking them to look at it directly.

Yep, that's what I've done.
In my bug report (about codecs.readline) I referenced the two
other bugs related to it (those were assigned to Walter).


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