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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Jan 10 19:24:03 CET 2011

On Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:18:12 -0800
Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> OK, so the sentence is poorly phrased, but in the list of tasks it is
> labeled explicitly as intermediate when one is comfortable with the
> process, not a newbie. Does that alleviate the worry you both have?

It does seem to alleviate it :) Sorry for not noticing!
However, could the following be removed from the list:

“Is there a proper unit test that can reproduce the bug?”

We don't need or require unit tests to reproduce bugs; and besides,
some things simply are very difficult to write an unit test for. A
reporter need not be an experienced Python developer able (or willing)
to write an elaborate unit test reproducing, for example, a timing
issue involving Unix signals and the IO stack ;)



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