[Python-Dev] devguide: Add an intermediate task of helping triage issues (not to be confused with the

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Jan 9 09:26:37 CET 2011


Am 08.01.2011 23:22, schrieb Antoine Pitrou:
> On Sat, 08 Jan 2011 23:05:06 +0100
> brett.cannon <python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
>> +For bugs, an issue needs to:
>> +
>> +* Clearly explain the bug so it can be reproduced
>> +* All relevant platform details are included
>> +* What version(s) of Python are affected by the bug are fully known
>> +* Is there a proper unit test that can reproduce the bug?
>> +
>> +These are things anyone can help with.
> 
> FWIW, I'm really not fond of handing out triage tasks to beginners.
> First because the claim that it doesn't require any specific knowledge
> is wrong (in the case of Python, because it is a highly technical
> product; it might be right for office suites, who knows).
> Second because a newbie triager gets to interact with other newbies who
> might be very confused if they are given misleading comments or asked
> misleading (or completely irrelevant) questions.

+1.  Remember, this is not a purely hypothetical statement.

> Things may be different when the person in question has been a long-time
> community member, or has specific expertise, and is therefore able to
> communicate meaningful advice. But for true beginners, I think it would
> be much better to let them write a patch or a doc fix.

Yep.

Georg



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