[swift-dev] JIRA labels (no worries)

Jordan Rose jordan_rose at apple.com
Thu May 26 22:13:36 CDT 2016

Hey, Brian. Re: your comment about labels <https://bugs.swift.org/browse/SR-1613?focusedCommentId=14864&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-14864>:

> By the way, I'm curious for your thoughts on the swift-3.0 label, which I introduced in https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-corelibs-dev/Week-of-Mon-20160516/000662.html. I've seen you "curate" labels in the past, so I hope I didn't step on your toes by creating one. I tagged this task as "swift-3.0" because it's a sub-task of SR-710 <https://bugs.swift.org/browse/SR-710>, which is also marked "swift-3.0" – we want to be able to generate tests lists before shipping corelibs-xctest.

I knocked the "swift-3.0” label off because this was the first time I’d seen it in a non-corelibs issue, and because I wasn’t sure we had committed to doing this particular subtask in Swift 3—or rather, I wasn’t sure the SourceKit team had committed to doing this in Swift 3. I feel weird having release labels assigned by people working in other parts of the project because it feels like forcing the SourceKit engineers to fix it. I know that (a) wasn’t your intention, and (b) is probably accurate—as in, if this alternate solution hadn’t come up someone would have had to do something—but I reacted to it anyway and removed the label.

I do think now it was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction, so I apologize. As you noted, I’ve generally been the one adding labels, and removing or standardizing some of the ad hoc ones input by issue reporters; in this particular case that led to an instinct to remove a label I hadn’t seen rather than thinking about it. Certainly active contributors should be able to introduce new labels they find useful.

SR-1613 is resolved, so it’s kind of a moot point now, but do feel free to add useful labels in the future. If it matches one I’ve seen before I might standardize it, but I won’t remove them. Or if I do I’ll at least comment about it. :-)


P.S. “swift-3.0” also doesn’t match my naming convention for labels, which is UpperCamelCase, but given that I didn’t write it down anywhere or tell anybody I can hardly complain!
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