[Python-Dev] draft of patch guidelines

Chad Whitacre chad at zetaweb.com
Sun Aug 27 20:12:28 CEST 2006


 >> I liked the "patch angel" term in Chad's version. Stating "a Python
 >> developer will take a look at your patch" smacks of a guarantee,
 >> while Chad's use of "patch angel" and "get the ball rolling" better
 >> conveyed the fact that this 5-for-1 rule is simply a practice of some
 >> of the volunteers.
 > Eh, I still don't like the term.  Too hokey.  But I did toss in a
 > "try" to not make it sound like a guarantee.

Yeah, kind of hokey. I included it because it's succinct and accurate, 
and because I assumed there's history to the term. Putting it in quotes 
helped w/ the goofiness, I thought.

I believe Skip used the term: any comment, Skip?


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