What are bugs? Are bugs really work items?

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Oct 14 08:45:42 UTC 2004

Jason Pyeron wrote:
> I think we fight to many battles for the sake of perfection (this causes
> bit rot). Or even more trivial are the situations where a patch is given
> as step 1 of 2, and step 1 is never committed since step 2 was not done
> too. If there cannot be an agreement or an absolute "RIGHT" decided for
> step 2 then don't r- if step one is good on its own merit.

If step 1 is good on its own merit, then don't present it as "step 1 of 
2" :-)

> Sometimes changing a 'function name' or other detail for 'cosmetics' is 
> just not worth it.

I'd disagree. Coding standards are important for current and new 
developers to know what's going on. Changing a function name is usually 
so easily that it's hardly ever not worth it.


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