Where have all the reviewers gone?
Posted Sep 14, 2006 7:54 UTC (Thu) by tjasper
In reply to: Where have all the reviewers gone?
Parent article: Where have all the reviewers gone?
I think this is a valid point. Whilst the quality of code review before the code gets accepted is raised by good reviews, if the code gets out and is still buggy, then users with enough of an itch will patch it so it works for them.
So maybe the balance has to lie somewhere between perfect code which has been reviewed to death so that there are no bugs left!!! and obviously buggy code which would bite users too much. I think the community needs to recognise that stifling new code because no-one can review it deprives the community of it's best weapon - all the users who find bugs and help fix them. Sure, overly buggy code scares users away, but there is a balance - which is probably different for every project......
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