I’m creating this thread because I feel there is a mismatch in expectations between some people following https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/issues/24111, myself included. I’m not creating this because I’m super upset or angry. I would just like to avoid further noise on the GitHub thread.
It seems like it should be possible to leave an issue “Open” until it’s been marked as
rust/src/libsyntax/feature_gate.rs to avoid the kind of confusion that has happened here. I’m unclear as to why there is a necessary “window where something is closed in nightly and the resolution still hasn’t landed in stable” that effects the status of a tracking issue.
I’ve been following Rust development on and off for a few years now, but I can’t claim to be an expert, or deeply knowledgeable, so please, if there’s previous discussion, or workflows I’m unaware of, link them here.