[Python-Dev] splitext('.cshrc') (and encouraging developers)
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Mar 7 14:36:32 CET 2007
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Terry Jones schrieb:
>> I do think the behavior can be improved, and that it should be fixed, but
>> at a place where other incompatible changes will also be being made,
> Indeed, 2.6 is such a place. Any feature release can contain
> incompatible behavior, and any feature release did contain incompatible
> behavior. Just look at the "porting to" sections of past whatsnew files.
Now that Martin has made the changes and rejected the original patch I
remember that it was written by me.
This raises a point which is related to the 'encouraging developers' thread.
I created this patch as part of a Python bug day over a year ago. The
bug day was trumpeted as being a good place for 'newbies' who wanted to
contribute to Python could start, and implied that some kind of
mentoring would be in place.
I enthusiastically turned up on IRC and asked how to join in. I was told
(more or less) to 'pick a bug and fix it'. That one seemed to be the
only one on the list I could tackle alone (and I still managed to screw
it up it seems!). I submitted the patch to sourceforge, posted to IRC
that I had done this - and then kind of hung around a while waiting to
see what would happen.
There was no response and after a while of waiting and nothing much else
happening either I returned to working on my own projects...
The bug days do seem like an opportunity to involve new developers - but
some kind of active engagement would seem appropriate...
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