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Subject: Re: [boost] [Bug Sprint] Policy on MIA maintainers
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-18 14:07:36

At Sat, 18 Dec 2010 10:39:34 -0600,
Jim Bell wrote:
> How about this question: as of this moment, we have X number of patches
> already in Trac. What's the average quality of those patches? (If a
> library has diverged from a patch, don't count it, as that's not fair to
> the patch.)
> See where I'm going? If 97% of existing patches would be accepted, how
> much apprehension should you have about the next one? (Or if only 40%...)
> Or, if a Boost-trusted developer not intimately familiar with the
> library can, in two minutes (or ten? twenty?) determine that the patch
> is valid, with 97% accuracy, what would that mean?
> And if the patch had to do directly with a regression failure, how would
> that change things?

Many of the patches I've seen come in seem to be perfectly good code
but lack docs and tests. How should we classify those?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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