[Mono-dev] MonoTODO attribute usage policy.

Jackson Harper jackson at ximian.com
Tue Nov 14 22:08:10 EST 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 16:34 -0500, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello,
>     MonoTODO attributes have been used in the past for two purposes: to
> warn us about things that must be reviewed (this shows up on the class
> status pages) and for comments that a developer would use.
>     Since the Mono Meeting, we discussed using MonoTODOs instead as a
> mechanism to provide a textual description that would assist a developer
> that might use the API.  So the description should now be only to be
> consumed by a user of the API (this is what we actually had documented
> in the Wiki).
>     This means that implementation notes like "We should improve X or
> Y", do not belong in MonoTODO attributes.  Use "FIXME" strings on the
> code, or if the issue is one worth following up with, then file a bug in
> Bugzilla.
>     I have updated the 
> 	http://www.mono-project.com/Coding_Guidelines

There is also mention of this in mcs/class/README.  Maybe we should just
nuke that file?

>     page.
> Miguel.
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