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Subject: Re: [boost] Help wanted: Open pull request reminders
From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-24 11:19:00

> The amount of pull requests, most of which are really old, is quite scary.
> Do people not care about merging fixes in their code?

Not all fixes are created equally: some are incomplete and the author
may be waiting on more information.  Others may be work in progress: I
have some against my stuff that begin with "Please don't merge yet, work
in progress" or words to that effect.  OK, I could just close them down
on the grounds that they're not ready yet, but in most cases the authors
of those PR's are actually working on them (or intending to do so).  So
there is an inevitable bind up of cruft: stuff that isn't a simple no
brainer "yes I can merge this as is".  Indeed some are very significant
changes which require a fair bit of work before they can be merged, I
don't necessarily want to close them as "won't apply", but I don't
necessarily have the time to apply them correctly either just yet - so
they'll sit there until I do.  In an ideal world we would have a third
status to "open" and "closed", something like "pending" or "waiting for


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