[Python-Dev] [bpo-30421]: Pull request review

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 28 16:43:11 EDT 2017

On 28/08/2017 17:46, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 8/28/2017 3:42 AM, Robert Schindler wrote:
>> Hello,
>> In May, I submitted a pull request that extends the functionality of
>> argparse.ArgumentParser.
> The argparse maintainer, bethard (Peter Bethard), was not added to the 
> nosy list.  And he does not seem to have been active lately -- his bpo 
> profile does not list a github name.
>> To do so, I followed the steps described in the developers guide.
>> According to [1], I already pinged at GitHub but got no response. The
>> next step seems to be writing to this list.
>> I know that nobody is payed for reviewing submissions, but maybe it just
>> got overlooked?
>> You can find the pull request at [2].
>> [1] https://docs.python.org/devguide/pullrequest.html#reviewing
>> [2] https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/1698
> Some core developer has to decide if the new feature should be added, 
> and if so, what the API should be.  If Peter is not doing that, I don't 
> know who will.  It is possible that the current design is intentional, 
> rather than an oversight.  It does not make too much sense to review the 
> implementation (the PR) until the design decisions are made.  In this 
> case, the PR adds a feature not discussed on the bpo issue.

The bulk of the work on argparse in recent years has been done by 
paul.j3.  I have no idea whether or not he is classed as a core developer.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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