[Python-Dev] Interesting blog post by Ben Sussman-Collins

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Jun 13 05:53:39 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49 PM, Neal Norwitz <nnorwitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 8:41 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> My colleague and SVN developer Ben Sussman-Collins occasionally blogs
>> about the social side of (mostly open source) software development. He
>> just posted a new one that struck a chord:
>> http://blog.red-bean.com/sussman/?p=96
>> The story's main moral: submit your code for review early and often;
>> work in a branch if you need to, but don't hide your code from review
>> in a local repository until it's "perfect".
>> Let's all remember this and make sure not to drop "code bombs" on each
>> other. :-)
> Ben mentions this in the post, but it's a good reminder:  comments on
> python-checkins are *not* personal.  The goal is to make the code
> better and/or gain better understanding.  We all make mistakes, better
> to correct them early before they become big problems..

And this reminder applies to reviewer *and* reviewees! (I know I've
made this mistake in both roles. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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