D1 and Phobos Fixes

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Thu May 14 15:16:37 PDT 2009

Jason House wrote:
> Spacen Jasset Wrote:
>> Since D1 is stable I wonder why bugs in Phobos1 and/or D can't be ironed 
>> out quicker by allowing certain members of the D community to commit 
>> changes to phobos directly.
>> This goes for the compiler too, but presumably a lot of the the code is 
>> shared and it isn't so easy.
>> I presume that all the bug fixes for phobos are incorporated by Walter, 
>> and wonder if this need by the case. Would it not be useful to have a 
>> "team" of some sort that can operate on phobos1 directly, and take 
>> submissions from the wider community.
>> These fixes of course would be bug fixes only, and perhaps in some cases 
>> fixes where no behaviour has been defined, but existing behaviour is 
>> (clearly) wrong or non intentional.
> Direct annonymous access can lead to quality control issues. I doubt that'll happen. It's much more reasonable to give write access on a case by case basis.  If you want to make a case for yourself, start by adding quality patches into bugzilla. If they don't get no reaction, you can complain publicly on this newsgroup. 
> More than just Walter has write access to Phobos. Andrei, Sean, and Don also have access. I'm pretty sure Don and Sean got access after frequent high quality contributions.


Andrei :o)

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