[Python-Dev] "Good first issues" on the bug tracker

Cheryl Sabella chekat2 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 18:22:57 EST 2019

> I'm 100% in favor of discouraging regular contributors from fixing them

This would be nice too.  Speaking from my experience, it's hard to leave
the comfort of what looks to be a quick win (by submitting a PR on an easy
issue) and moving on to something where you're more unsure.  But...

> - we should be *generating* easy issues by describing how to fix it and
> then walking away.

What a great idea!  Maybe that could be written up under the triager
section of the devguide as a way to triage.  An experienced person can do
the legwork, just short of submitting the PR, and then help mentor a
newcomer who wants to follow it through.  This might be worth a thread on
its own.

> I'm just not entirely comfortable with trying to also
> hide them from first time contributors. Either way, I'll keep marking
> issues as Easy when I think they are good first contributions.
Thanks!  :-)
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