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From: Andy Little (andy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-10 11:43:13

"Tobias Schwinger" <tschwinger_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> The library has been updated and the following changes have been made:

A Plea from the ex - typeof review manager.

IMO It should be a cast iron rule that no changes to the library
implementation or documentation can be made during the review period. Note that
the formal-review process document states this informally, but I think that
should should be changed to Will and If a library author wants to supply bug
fixes , they should be should be made available as separate versions of the
library. IOW the version that is reviewed is the oriiginal one.

 Heres the quote.
"A proposed library should remain stable during the review period; it will just
confuse and irritate reviewers if there are numerous changes. It is, however,
useful to upload fixes for serious bugs right away, particularly those which
prevent reviewers from fully evaluating the library. Post a notice of such
fixes on the mailing list."

FWIW I had a tentative review of the library lined up, but now ... which
version should I be reviewing ? (e.g. I too was disappointed at the lack of
examples. Apparently this is now fixed etc , etc).

IOW changing a library during its review period means a lot of effort on the
part of the reviewer, which most of us simply dont have time to make.

Andy Little

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