[Python-Dev] Goodbye

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 17:01:35 CEST 2010

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 12:50 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Le samedi 25 septembre 2010 à 00:42 +1000, Nick Coghlan a écrit :
>> >
>> > I have often used searches on "performance" or "resource usage" to find
>> > what was needing a review or a patch. I think it would be a mistake to
>> > remove those two categories.
>> That purpose would be served just as well by keywords though
>> (particularly since those attributes aren't mutually exclusive -
>> resource usage problems will usually *cause* performance problems, and
>> you may notice the latter first).
>> A generic "bug" classification would also better suit documentation
>> bugs. The simpler we can make the more common fields, while still
>> providing the essential information, the better.
> But how should a performance improvement be filed? Bug? Feature request?
> Or should "feature request" be renamed "improvement"?

It's a feature request (since we won't backport it unless there is a
genuine performance problem being addressed as a bug fix). Whether
that warrants changing the name, I don't know. A third option for
"other improvement" may also work (since that would also cover things
like clarifying doc wording, fixing comments, adjusting code to be
more readable/obviously correct, etc).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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