Bug fix week

Don nospam at nospam.com
Thu May 27 12:34:38 PDT 2010

Stewart Gordon wrote:
> bearophile wrote:
>> Stewart Gordon:
>>> This is the one that needs fixing most of all:
>>> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=677
>> I don't think Walter will fix that bug.
> So you suspect that he's going to leave D until the end of time as a 
> language that cannot be implemented by third parties because the spec is 
> incomplete?

Bearophile seems to always be very pessimistic, for some reason.

>> This is the most voted bug, one of those votes is mine, but now I am 
>> not so sure Walter takes a look at the vote counts when he fixes bugs:
> <snip>
> So I'd suspected.  But then, what _does_ Walter use the votes for? After 
> all, he advertised the feature
> http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/announce/Vote_for_your_least_favorite_bug_s_14136.html 

The situation is a little more complex than bearophile thinks.
For the last six months or so, Walter has concentrated on making sure 
that all of the examples in TDPL will work correctly. This has involved 
implementing all of the new features. Most of the bugs which were fixed 
were submitted patches (though often Walter had to modify the patches).

Votes however are definitely not ignored.
If you search bugzilla, you'll find that there are 86 closed bugs which 
still have votes for them! Compared with 228 open bugs.
So the votes themeselves are far from up-to-date.

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