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

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
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 gmail.com> 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  Result, bug is closed as out of date.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 bugs.python.org 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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