Stream: t-compiler/wg-prioritization

Topic: meaning of p-critical


Santiago Pastorino (Apr 08 2020 at 21:40, on Zulip):

I'd like to re-start the discussion of this

Santiago Pastorino (Apr 08 2020 at 21:40, on Zulip):

@WG-prioritization

Santiago Pastorino (Apr 08 2020 at 21:40, on Zulip):

we can totally do this async

Santiago Pastorino (Apr 08 2020 at 21:41, on Zulip):

this was discussed around https://rust-lang.zulipchat.com/#narrow/stream/227806-t-compiler.2Fwg-prioritization/topic/pre-meeting.20triage.202020-04-09.20.2354818/near/193357937

Santiago Pastorino (Apr 08 2020 at 21:42, on Zulip):

I think I liked this definition:

Santiago Pastorino (Apr 08 2020 at 21:46, on Zulip):

P-critical issues are potentially release blockers. They are going to be treated like a blocker but once we are close to the release we would re-consider if it worth blocking the release on a case by case basis.

Santiago Pastorino (Apr 08 2020 at 21:46, on Zulip):

something like that but better written

centril (Apr 08 2020 at 22:24, on Zulip):

Yeah I think it would be too draconian to be literal about release-blockers here

centril (Apr 08 2020 at 22:25, on Zulip):

P-critical for stable regressions (unless we think they aren't bugs), stable soundness holes, particularly for tier-1 seems pretty reasonable for example

pnkfelix (Apr 09 2020 at 13:21, on Zulip):

stable soundness holes that we expect to arise in practical cases, at least

pnkfelix (Apr 09 2020 at 13:22, on Zulip):

I'm pretty sure there are stable soundness holes that we have let lie unresolved and can continue to remain so

centril (Apr 09 2020 at 13:25, on Zulip):

(Can't say I'm happy about the situation with the many soundness holes btw...)

centril (Apr 09 2020 at 13:25, on Zulip):

(it undermines "Rust is a safe language")

nikomatsakis (Apr 09 2020 at 14:59, on Zulip):

I think for soundness holes we want to assess how likely it is that people are relying on this behavior and how long the hole has been present -- our goal is always to minimize the chance of it being super hard to fix. So if we things people are very likely to be relying on, but maybe not yet, that is worth investigating and trying to fix, etc.

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