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Re: Less radical proposal (was Re: Radical proposal: skip 3.4)
Phil Edwards wrote:
I've been fixing bugs. But it takes me a lot longer than it takes me to
implement structural improvements. :-/
So, here's a suggestion: during stage 3, this rule should be more
vigourously ... eh, "enforced" isn't quite the word I want, but it's close.
For those two months, we really should be seeing more bugs fixed than
new code committed. Yah, I know fixing bugs isn't sexy, but getting our
collective ass whomped by commercial compilers is even less sexy. Yah, I
know nobody here wants to be the unpopular bully who vetos perfectly good
new dev work during those two months, but I think it'll still be needed.
Actually, what takes longer isn't *fixing* the bugs per se; it's
tracking them down. I like doing that, but (for me) it's sloooow work.
Anyone here good at tracking down bugs? :-) (This goes beyond
regression hunting in the common case where the patch causing the
regression was fixing some other bug.)