"Beginner" keyword for LLVM Bugzilla?

Hello all!

I mailed the list about this yesterday, but as a reply to another
email [1], so maybe it got lost: could we add a "beginner" keyword to
LLVM Bugzilla, so that contributors could classify bugs as relatively
simple to fix?

LLVM Bugzilla has keywords like "code-cleanup" and "code-quality",
which describe the nature of the PR [2]. I think a "beginner" keyword
would be a good addition for people who wish to contribute to LLVM,
but don't know where to begin.

Anecdotally, I found it very easy to contribute to Apple's Swift
project, thanks to the fact that their JIRA instance at bugs.swift.org
has a "StarterBug" label. Not all of the bugs labeled this way were as
easy as the reporter claimed, but it did help me avoid working on
impenetrable problems.

I would be happy to add the "beginner" keyword myself, but I don't
have the permissions to add keywords to Bugzilla. Can someone help me
add it? Or does anyone have thoughts on why we shouldn't add this
keyword?

Thanks!

[1] http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2017-June/114793.html
[2] https://bugs.llvm.org/describekeywords.cgi

- Brian Gesiak

Seems like a good idea.

Done :slight_smile:

-eric

Thanks, Eric!

I'm not the best qualified to determine what's a beginner bug or not
in LLVM, but if anyone on the list has some PRs that they think are
relatively simple, please try labeling them as "beginner".

- Brian