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Re: Patch bumping (was Re: Feature Patch: Use completion to view parameter values)

Lawrence Velázquez wrote on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 17:31:30 -0400:
> On Apr 13, 2021, at 9:35 AM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Regarding your taxonomy, would it be accurate to say that in cases
> > A and B a submitted patch is awaiting resolution, whereas in case C it's
> > generally a design question that's awaiting resolution?  In A+B the
> > person in question is the patch submitter; in C the person in question
> > is probably a regular developer.
> Many type C discussions are just a committer saying "I'm thinking
> about committing this, what does everyone think?" and then waiting
> on any feedback, from nitpicks to overarching design critique.

In these, I think it matters whether the "this" referred to is the
committer's work or a patch submitter's work.  In the latter case, it's
essentially case A again.

> > (Aside: Note the terminology: "developer", not "committer", since in
> > general, distinctions between people who do and don't have commit access
> > shouldn't be made, except when it's necessary to actually invoke «git
> > push».¹)
> Sure, but commit access is relevant to patch discussions involving
> noncommitting contributors (types A and B) because the commit step
> is often the only thing holding things up.

Personally, I don't recall that many threads ending with "the patch
LGTM, just need to push it when I'll get home" or similar.

> > No comment from me on case C.
> Should I continue bumping developer-only patch discussions at all?
> If so, I'm inclined to let them simmer for longer -- perhaps a month
> (as per workers/48516).  I feel pretty pesky basically reminding
> committers to commit their own patches, but everyone forgets things
> now and then.  Is it helpful or annoying?

Personally, I keep on my todo list patches I've posted, but not patches
I've reviewed or random ideas I've floated.  I suspect that in general
reminders would be helpful when a patch submission requests
feedback/comments/reviews or asks a question.



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