Writing Acceptable Patches: An Empirical Study of Open Source Project Patches

@article{Tao2014WritingAP,
  title={Writing Acceptable Patches: An Empirical Study of Open Source Project Patches},
  author={Yida Tao and DongGyun Han and Sunghun Kim},
  journal={2014 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution},
  year={2014},
  pages={271-280}
}
Software developers submit patches to handle tens or even hundreds of bugs reported daily. However, not all submitted patches can be directly integrated into the code base, since they might not pass patch review that is adopted in most software projects. As the result of patch review, incoming patches can be rejected or asked for resubmission after improvement. Both scenarios interrupt the workflow of patch writers and reviewers, increase their workload, and potentially delay the general… CONTINUE READING
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