[Python-Dev] Encouraging developers

Ilya Sandler ilya at bluefir.net
Tue Mar 6 18:54:44 CET 2007

On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, [ISO-8859-1] "Martin v. L?wis" wrote:

> Yet, in all  these years, nobody else commented that the patch was incomplete,
> let alone commenting on whether the feature was desirable.

Which actually brings up another point: in many cases even a simple
comment by a core developer: "yes this feature is desirable"
might be of considerable value as it's likely to increase chances that some other
developer will decide to spend time on the patch....

Similarly, some bug reports are for border cases. A confirmation by a
core developer: "yes, that needs fixing" might encourage someone
else to submit a patch...

I'd also suggest that request for test cases/docs comes after
(or together with) suggestion that a feature is desirable in the first


> Regards,
> Martin
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