February 07
On Monday, 15 January 2018 at 01:10:58 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> The issue that there are too many aged PRs on github that sit around for years comes up again and again. I've resisted just closing them, because closing them is tantamount to termination with prejudice:
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Termination_of_employment#Rehire_following_termination
>
> and the PR is never seen again. This is squandering our resources. A PR may remain open, but is not pulled, for several reasons:
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> 1. it needs work, but the author has left the field
> 2. it's a good idea whose time has not yet come
> 3. it's a good idea, but a not good enough implementation, but the PR still contains valuable insight, details, and test cases that would be useful for a more acceptable implementation
> 4. it's large and complex and nobody has been willing to expend the effort to do a proper review.
>
> But github has a feature we can use for this. We tag these PRs with "Phantom Zone" and then close them.
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> http://superman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Phantom_Zone
> (People with terminal diseases would get put in the Phantom Zone until a cure could be found.)
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> They can then be viewed via this link:
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> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pulls?q=is%3Apr+is%3Aclosed+label%3A%15Phantom+Zone%15
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> PRs banished to the Phantom Zone would have to have an explanatory comment saying why.
>
> Andrei has suggested calling it "Limbo".


https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17839

You may have noticed that all those old PRs with a number < 6000 are assigned to me.

https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pulls?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Apr+no%3Aassignee+sort%3Acreated-asc

Most are either Daniel's or Kenji's, so I hope you find it understanding when I say they take a while to sift through and make sense of.
February 07
On Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 17:39:24 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pulls?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Apr+no%3Aassignee+sort%3Acreated-asc
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> Most are either Daniel's or Kenji's, so I hope you find it understanding when I say they take a while to sift through and make sense of.

Whoops, that should be:

https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pulls?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Apr+sort%3Acreated-asc+assignee%3Aibuclaw
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