[Python-Dev] Encouraging developers

Oleg Broytmann phd at phd.pp.ru
Mon Mar 5 21:09:02 CET 2007

On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 07:30:20PM +0000, Phil Thompson wrote:
> 1. Don't suggest to people that, in order to get their patch reviewed, they 
> should review other patches. The level of knowledge required to put together 
> a patch is much less than that required to know if a patch is the right one.

   I am afraid this could lead to proliferation of low-quality patches. A
patch must touch at least code, documentation and tests, be tested itself
and must not break other tests. These requirements demand higher expertise.

     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd at phd.pp.ru
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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