[SciPy-dev] The future of SciPy and its development infrastructure

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Feb 26 11:36:03 CST 2009


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 09:58, Travis E. Oliphant
> <oliphant@enthought.com> wrote:
> > Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> >> Wed, 25 Feb 2009 17:18:37 -0600, Travis E. Oliphant wrote:
> >> [clip]
> >>
> >>> 3) There are pieces of SciPy that need work (interpolate stands out
> most
> >>> in my mind right now).    I have changes to the interpolate code that I
> >>> have not yet committed because I was waiting for the release of 0.7 but
> >>> I really want to commit.  Who is interested in reviewing this?  I'm
> >>> happy to work with additional eyes, but my current workflow is "commit
> >>> code I think is working along with some tests and docstrings", and then
> >>> let review/improve happen on the trunk.
> >>>
> >>
> >> The codereview.appspot.com tool is very fast to use, eg. via the
> >>
> >>       http://codereview.appspot.com/static/upload.py
> >>
> >> tool. So I'd suggest to just uploading the patches there even before
> >> commit; it can't do any harm.
> >>
> > The harm is the effort to do it.    Interacting with a web-page is
> > slower than svn commit.
>
> That's why there are CLI tools to submit the review.
>
> >  This extra step in the process does make a
> > difference when you are time-crunched.
>
> We're usually not.
>
> >> The problem with reviewing code after commit in trunk is that it takes
> >> more effort to correct or ask about dubious points.
> >>
> > I disagree with this statement.   Why does it take more effort than
> > reviewing code on the trunk?    You can do an svn diff to get the code
> > changes, and do the review exactly as you could with any other tool.
>
> Because looking at a web page is easier, I've found. The communicating
> that happens afterwards is also easier.
>
> Please, *try* it for a month. I believe that you are speaking from
> ignorance.
>

I think a brief howto somewhere would help. It isn't easy to keep up with
new tools and learn new habits without some help.

Chuck
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