in the course of
we had a contribution that slightly exceeded 1000 lines and thus
needed a CQ.
It took about one month to review it.
I am sure the legal team does its very best to keep up with the load,
so the following is in no way a criticism of the
people who actually do the legal review.
Rather take it as food for thought to whoever set up this rule.
IMHO the 1000 line rule is effectively setting the wrong incentives
for a thriving opensource project.
Here is why I think so:
The most diligent contributors add a lot of tests to their patch to
prove it works.
This is a good thing and we actively encourage contributors to
Test code can easily outweigh productive code being tested in terms
However this means the most diligent contributors, i.e. the ones you
want to attract, are more likely to hit the 1000 line limit.
Instead of thanking them for their hard work, we effectively punish
them with an extra month or more wait time before their patch can be
Apart from that, the 1000 line limit seems arbitrary to me because
technically you can split up any commit into any number
of smaller commits below the 1000 line limit.
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