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

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Jan 10 20:26:55 CET 2011

On 10/01/2011 19:05, Brett Cannon wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 10:24, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net 
> <mailto:solipsis at pitrou.net>> wrote:
>     On Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:18:12 -0800
>     Brett Cannon <brett at python.org <mailto: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 ;)
> Fair enough. I will remove it.

Well, *often* a test that exposes the issue can be written - and if so 
it is a useful exercise (surely).


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