Some thoughts

S.G S.G at
Wed Nov 27 00:17:40 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 13:41:52 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
> On Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 09:11:33 UTC, S.G wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 05:05:09 UTC, Jab wrote:
>>> On Monday, 25 November 2019 at 16:53:43 UTC, berni44 wrote:
>>>> a) Remove bugs
>>> I feel this gets brought up a bit, how pull requests sit idle 
>>> for years along with bug reports. People working on D work on 
>>> whatever they want, fixing bugs and handling pull requests 
>>> are just chores that no one wants to do.
>> Fixing D bugs is a one way process so I don't even recommend 
>> doing this seriously, e.g on a daily basis, several hours per 
>> days. This will inexorably leads to frustration. Fix bugs if 
>> at work your company needs some particular fixes, fix bugs if 
>> you need some fixes for your own side-projects, fix bugs if 
>> this is required for your studies. But don't fix bugs just for 
>> the love of the D programming language.
> I have fixed 150+ bugs and closed another 200+ (invalid or 
> fixed) in the compiler and I can say that this is a great way 
> to understand the innards of the software.

This is actually interesting to compare ourselve because I've 
fixed pretty much the same amount. You match to the definition of 
what I call the student case. I match more to what I had 
described as the guy who should not have done anything.

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