[Reportbug-maint] merging common stuff in python-debianbts?

Ben Finney ben+debian at benfinney.id.au
Sun Jun 15 10:44:20 UTC 2008

Thanks for the feedback, Sandro.

Sandro Tosi writes:

> On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 06:36, Ben Finney wrote:
> > I'm most of the way along with a branch that has the following
> > purpose:
> >
> >    Move all non-program modules into a Python package directory,
> >    'reportbuglib/', and ensure all imports still work.
> >
> > [...]
> > I expect to have this branch ready to merge into trunk fairly
> > soon. Does anyone have any objection to me doing so?
> My only concern is: do you really think that a package with 200+
> bugs opened need aestetical or architectural changes instead of
> bugfixes?

I think that one of the reasons the package has so many open bugs for
so long is because the code base needs fixes for numerous
architectural and coding-style problems.

They need to be addressed gradually, so as to minimise disruption and
keep everything working, but leaving them unaddressed makes the entire
code base difficult to maintain.

> Of course, you're the expert here, so I won't argue...

Hardly. What gives you the impression I'm an expert? I'm trying to
make the code easier to maintain for everyone, including myself.

> The only thing that worths be added, is having an arch doc, that
> explains the code structure, relationship and so, a sort of
> high-level overview of the code.

Good idea. I'll add this information to 'README.developers'.

Thanks again.

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