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Git the news here! Code quality doesn't count for much when it comes to pull requests

OrneryRedGuy

Significance

The significant factor here should be that there was a much higher correlation of acceptance with reputation than there was with code quality.

Even if code quality isn’t being measured perfectly, it is a metric that is much better than no metric. You may be able to argue particular data points (but damn few, if PMD’s reputation is even halfway correct), but the trends are inescapable. If you’ve got a better metric, feel free to repeat the study using yours.

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