While the points about both the value and difficulty of code review are well placed, the title of this article is misleading: The reviewers have not gone anywhere, because they were never here.
Our code, we claim, is better because it has been reviewed and improved by a variety of people beyond the original author(s).I'll let Al Viro answer that, as he did to Eric Raymond five years ago:
* you've made a completely unwarranted assumption - that widely-used and available code actually gets reviewed by many people. It's demonstrably false.If projects are being held up by scarce reviewing resources, that's a wonderful sign that leaders are insisting upon review, not an indicator of any decline in those resources.
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