[dmd-internals] To consume pull requests for trivial bugs
braddr at puremagic.com
Mon Aug 20 14:12:09 PDT 2012
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012, Jason House wrote:
> > I wasn't suggesting anything other than 'less code revew' isn't a solution
> > that's in our best interest.
> > If you want my opinion, Walter shouldn't be writing code unless the review
> > queue is empty. It's harsh, but it'd net us far better throughput of
> > fixes and keep the contributors contributing. We loose contributors and
> > constrict their contribution rate by not allowing work to flow into the
> > tree.
> > With increased throughput and increased contributors, they'd be in a
> > better position to also review either others code, making the need for
> > Walter to be the reviewer lower.
> > Lastly, as part of the code review, Walter needs to stop running the
> > tests. That's what the pull auto tester is for. Look at the code,
> > comment where not ready, merge where ready.
> > Later,
> > Brad
> I'm not particularly familiar with Linux kernel development, but my
> understanding is that smaller commits are aggregated by select helpers,
> and then the larger changsets are merged by the BDFL. Maybe something
> similar would work for DMD?
The key difference is that the helpers in the linux world are _deep_
experts in the parts they aggregate. Currently the only person that
qualifies w/in the D community is Don for the CTFE parts of dmd.
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