[SciPy-Dev] scipy.stats

Travis Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Tue Jun 1 01:15:30 CDT 2010


On Jun 1, 2010, at 12:26 AM, Matthew Brett wrote:

> Hi,
> 
>> I do like a more "free-wheeling" style to code development than one that is bogged down with "rules" and "procedures".
> 
> Well - but that is because you don't maintenance.   Imagine a
> maintainer puts in a lot of effort to make the code well-documented
> and tested.  Then, you have put in new code that has neither
> documentation nor tests.    As a good maintainer, it's really painful
> for them that there's new code without documentation or tests.   They
> can only feel abused in that situation, because it seems as if you are
> expecting them to clean up after you - without asking.

I don't think that is fair.  I have been "maintaining" SciPy and NumPy code for over 10 years.   I have done an immense amount of work in porting SciPy to NumPy and continuing to fix bugs that I am made aware of.  I don't have as much time to commit to SciPy as I would like.  


-Travis





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