Stream: t-compiler/wg-prioritization

Topic: speeding up beta nominations


centril (Mar 18 2020 at 20:15, on Zulip):

also good for folks who cannot make the meeting

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:17, on Zulip):

centril said:

I have an idea re. speeding up beta nominations...: we can cc t-compiler and do straw polls on the merged PR itself

this isn't a bad idea, though I do wonder whether its effectiveness will depend on how far ahead of time pre-triage happens.

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:17, on Zulip):

e,g,

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:17, on Zulip):

will it act as impetus to do pre-triage 48 hours ahead of time, say?

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:17, on Zulip):

(not that that would be a bad thing. Just different.)

centril (Mar 18 2020 at 20:17, on Zulip):

@pnkfelix my thinking was we would start the poll when we slap beta-nominated

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:17, on Zulip):

ah okay

centril (Mar 18 2020 at 20:18, on Zulip):

so it might give many days notice

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:18, on Zulip):

the one other issue

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:18, on Zulip):

I wouldn't necessarily jump to beta-accepted based on the straw polls

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:19, on Zulip):

I guess the main issue is that sometimes, in the synchronous meetings, someone raises a point that causes the group to sway their opinion

centril (Mar 18 2020 at 20:19, on Zulip):

sure; I think that's important for more subtle nominations, but often it's just a delay_span_bug thing

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:19, on Zulip):

(this is largely a reason why I still see a benefit in continuing to process the beta-noms synchronously...)

pnkfelix (Mar 18 2020 at 20:19, on Zulip):

true

centril (Mar 18 2020 at 20:20, on Zulip):

my thinking is that the "I am opposed" would be the more important signals during the async polling proccess

centril (Mar 18 2020 at 20:21, on Zulip):

I sorta get the feeling right now that the beta-nomination process consists of a lot of dead time, where no one says anything, and you wait for folks to +1/-1

centril (Mar 18 2020 at 20:22, on Zulip):

well; that time also involves reading the diff of a PR and whatnot, but people could prepare for that async

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