Do you feel bad because of the Python docs?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 6 04:12:43 CET 2013


On 06/03/2013 01:43, Bob Hanson wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:25:25 -0800 (PST), alex23 wrote:
>
>> On Feb 27, 1:13 pm, Rick Johnson <rantingrickjohn... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> [...] do you /really/ expect that people
>>> have the time to open an issue on the bug tracker?
>>
>> If someone can write a paragraph on their blog or this list
>> complaining about a problem, then yes, they have the time to open an
>> issue on the bug tracker.
>
> I've tried twice to register with the bug tracker -- including
> just before sending this post. Both times I got something like
> this:
>
>      Subject: Failed issue tracker submission
>      From: Python tracker <roundup-admin at psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
>      Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:56:44 +0000
>
>      An unexpected error occurred during the processing
>      of your message. The tracker administrator is being
>      notified.
>
> So, it's not all that easy to report bugs for me, anyway. I'd
> given up, prior, but reading this thread I thought I'd try one
> more time.
>
> I had wanted to report doc bugs, too, as I used to do copy and
> line editing. I seem to be able to find typos and such rather
> easily, but reporting said bugs -- not so easy.
>
> Something seems amiss, I'd say. It may be just me, but the point
> still stands.
>
> --Bob Hanson
>

You'll be delighted to know that everybody will have to sign a 
contributor agreement if they're supplying a patch file on the bug 
tracker, see 
http://blog.python.org/2013/03/introducing-electronic-contributor.html 
and http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2013-March/124540.html

-- 
Cheers.

Mark Lawrence




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