[Python-Dev] PEP 581: Using GitHub Issues for CPython
Gregory P. Smith
greg at krypto.org
Thu Mar 7 17:51:01 EST 2019
On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 2:12 PM Mariatta <mariatta at python.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 12:35 PM Matthew Woodcraft <matthew at woodcraft.me.uk>
>> One part of this PEP stands out to me:
>> | We should not be moving all open issues to GitHub. Issues with little
>> | or no activity should just be closed. Issues with no decision made for
>> | years should just be closed.
>> I strongly advise against closing bug reports just because they're old.
>> I know that the Python developers value trying to be a welcoming
>> community. To many people, having a bug report that they put some effort
>> into closed for no reason other than the passage of time feels like a
>> slap in the face which stings harder than, for example, intemperate
>> words on a mailing list.
>> This is even more true if there won't be an option to re-open the bug,
>> which seems to be what the PEP is saying will be the case.
>> If a bug has been around for a long time and hasn't been fixed, the most
>> useful information for the bug tracker to contain is "this bug has been
>> around for a long time and it hasn't been fixed". Leaving the bug open
>> is the simplest way to achieve that.
>> (I think the above only goes for issues which are actually reporting
>> bugs. Wishlist items are a different matter.)
> Thanks. A similar argument had been made by several other core devs in
> person during Language summit 2018 as well as during the drafting of PEP
> 581, that we shouldn't be closing issues blindly.
> I hear you (all) and I see the point. I agree that we shouldn't just be
> closing all issues. I will edit the PEP sometime later today (or later this
yay thanks! :)
*(because I fixed this SourceForge issue number era
<https://bugs.python.org/issue1054041> in 3.8 :)*
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