Bartosz about Chapel

Jonathan M Davis jmdavisProg at
Fri Nov 11 01:39:45 PST 2011

On Friday, November 11, 2011 09:34:07 Russel Winder wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 19:24 -0800, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> [...]
> > Bearophile has some good ideas, but he has too many of them for us to
> > ever deal with them all even if they were all really good, and many of
> > them are incredibly trivial. Obviously, he can suggest as many ideas as
> > he likes, but I think that he'd stand a better chance of getting his
> > ideas implemented if he presented far fewer of them. It would also take
> > up less of everyone else's time. He's a valuable member of the
> > community, but it would be better for everyone (him included) if his
> > signal to noise ratio were much higher.
> Why don't they get turned into tickets such that work can be scheduled?

He creates tons of them (both bug reports and enhancement requests). Probably 
a third of the reports in bugzilla come from him (maybe more; someone tallied 
it a few months back, but I don't remember the exact percentage). They can't 
possibly all be addressed. And many of his requests involve major changes that 
have no chance of happening. He'd stand a much better chance of getting some 
of his ideas implemented if he just focused on a few of them, but the sheer 
number of them means that there's no way that very many of them are going to 
be implemented, regardless of their merit.

- Jonathan M Davis

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