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Subject: Re: [boost] Trac policy on "won't fix" issue
From: Henrik Sundberg (storangen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-27 03:30:15

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Peter Bindels <dascandy_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 2009/5/27 Ulrich Eckhardt <doomster_at_[hidden]>:
>> "open" means just that, and it classifies the current state of the issue. If
>> something is a bug but not fixable for whatever reason its current state is
>> "open" because it is not fixed at the moment. The fact that it never will be
>> fixed is a different thing, which should obviously be justified in the ticket,
>> but it doesn't change the state from "open" automatically.
> I strongly disagree. An issue (bug) is only open when there's a
> decision to be made about what to do with it. When you've decided that
> you won't fix it it doesn't so much fix the bug but it does close the
> issue. People finding bugs that are in the product should look into
> won't fix, open and related tags; issues not being open doesn't mean
> they're fixed.

And the maintainer is the one that decides about accepted Boost
components. The issue is not open in the eyes of the maintainer, and
should therefore not be marked as open. "Won't Fix" with the reason
"Can't Fix" in the ticket is very clear.

Misbehaving users can report anything anyway.

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