[development] Trust (was: Hit and run contrib)

Jakob Petsovits jpetso at gmx.at
Sun Jun 1 00:24:38 UTC 2008

On Saturday, 31. May 2008, Earl Miles wrote:
> Jakob Petsovits wrote:
> > On the other hand, just recently I noticed a missing break; statement
> > somewhere in Views. Checked out with CVS. But it didn't directly concern
> > me or pose any problems to what I was doing, and opening up a new issue
> > would have taken more time and effort than I was willing to put in. Like,
> > "someone will probably fix it anyways". With commit access, I would have
> > committed the fix right away, and in the unlikely case that it's actually
> > wrong (and a "// fall through" comment would be required instead) then
> > Earl would have noticed and fixed it the right way. It's probably still
> > unfixed, I guess.
> >
> > Now you can critizise me for being lazy, but I think this is symptomatic
> > and happens all the time. If we want to scale contrib, we need to lower
> > the contribution barrier for people who are able to fix stuff, while
> > raising the barrier for people who break stuff.
> I just grepped and looked at 43 instances of switch() in Views 1.
> I find one case that might look like a missing break in the theme
> wizard; and it's kind of odd. Otherwise, nada. Waste of my time.

Views 2. Ok, let me see if I can dig this up again... don't know anymore where 
I found it, but perhaps it's still in there somewhere.

See you in your issue queue,

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