Improving Idle (was Re: Python 3 ...)

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Jul 20 13:40:09 CEST 2014

On 20/07/2014 02:42, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Rick Johnson
> <rantingrickjohnson at> wrote:
>> Does the IDLE bug-tracker exist to *SOLVE* problems or to
>> *PERPETUATE* them?
> Definitely the latter. If it weren't for that tracker, bugs would just
> quietly die on their own. The PSU has a roster for feeding the bugs,
> changing their litter, and all other bug-related duties, and when
> someone goes on holidays and forgets to schedule a replacement, heaps
> of bugs just inexplicably die. (The PSU generally conceals this faux
> pas under the name of a "release".)
> ChrisA

An alternative is that the PSU wait until some raving lunatic, 
sado-masochistic nutter who actually likes triaging comes only and bumps 
some of the sillier, lonely bugs, e.g a three year old failing test case 
on a buildbot.  Result, bug is closed as out of date.  Click on the 
stats link at and observe the result of this crazy type 
of behaviour.

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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