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Casey West
May 16, 2003 11:18
Re: PerlBugAthon (at OSCON 2003 Hackathon)
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It was Friday, May 16, 2003 when Dave Mitchell took the soap box, saying:
: On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 10:17:23PM -0700, Robert Spier wrote:
: > PerlBugAthon
: > 
: > Why
: > 
: > There are around 1600 open tickets in the perlbug database. Many of
: > these are years old. Others are already resolved in current versions
: > of perl. Some might not be bugs at all.
: Note that I've recently reviewed most low-numbered bug reports up to about
: #7400 (I tended to skip installation and platform-specific ones),
: so the lowest-hanging fruit is more likely to be found elsewhere.
: (I think I closed about 200 open reports: many of these had been fixed in
: 5.8.0 or bleedperl. I also closed a further ~150 stalled ones that were
: mainly spam and a block of postings that leaked from p5p at one point.).
: [ Some people would pay good money for a good box of puzzles and
: conundrums. But why bother when the Perl bug DB is available on-line
: free-of-charge! ;-) ]

Indeed.  I resolved ~70 based on a search of new/open tickets which
matched "Thanks, applied".

Committers, thanks for being consistent.  :-)

  Casey West

"Windows NT addresses 2 Gigabytes of RAM which is more than any
application will ever need."
 -- Microsoft, 1992, on the development of Windows NT

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