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This page describes how to update MDN to match the changes that were tracked in Bugzilla bug # 761495. Sometimes the comments and descriptions in bugs are obscure and mysterious. This page attempts to provide clues and hints on how to decode a bug and find out what needs to be changed on MDN.

MDN Documentation bug tracker

The first step in addressing a bug with the "dev-doc-needed" keyword is to find a bug with the "dev-doc-needed" keyword. The MDN Doc bug tracker is a front-end to Bugzilla that makes it much easier to find bugs that require updates on MDN. Your search might have returned bug # 761495.

Bugzilla

In Bugzilla, we see that bug # 761495 has the title: "(harmony:inthelpers) add Number.isInteger/toInteger." This suggest a couple of things:

  • "(harmony:inthelpers)": "Harmony" is a new edition of ECMAScript, the parent language of which JavaScript is a dialect.
  • "Number.isInteger/toInteger": This looks like shorthand for two function names.

Scrolling through the bug comments, we eventually come to a link to the Mozilla mozilla-central source-code repository. changeshe link goes to the

https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/0ac60eea3e4a

Following the link shows the changes that were made to the source code. The description of the change ("add Number.isInteger and Number.toInteger") confirms that this is indeed a change to theNumber

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<p>This page describes how to update MDN to match the changes that were tracked in <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=761495" title="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=761495">Bugzilla bug # 761495</a>. Sometimes the comments and descriptions in bugs are obscure and mysterious. This page attempts to provide clues and hints on how to decode a bug and find out what needs to be changed on MDN.</p>
<h2>MDN Documentation bug tracker</h2>
<p>The first step in addressing a bug with the "dev-doc-needed" keyword is to find a bug with the "dev-doc-needed" keyword. The <a href="http://beta.elchi3.de/doctracker/#list=fx&amp;version=" title="http://beta.elchi3.de/doctracker/#list=fx&amp;version=">MDN Doc bug tracker</a> is a front-end to Bugzilla that makes it much easier to find bugs that require updates on MDN. Your search might have returned <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=761495" title="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=761495">bug # 761495</a>.</p>
<h2>Bugzilla</h2>
<p>In Bugzilla, we see that <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=761495" title="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=761495">bug # 761495</a> has the title: "<span id="summary_alias_container">(<span id="alias_nonedit_display">harmony:inthelpers</span>) <span id="short_desc_nonedit_display">add Number.isInteger/toInteger." </span></span>This suggest a couple of things:</p>
<ul>
  <li><span id="summary_alias_container">"(<span id="alias_nonedit_display">harmony:inthelpers</span>)"</span>: "Harmony" is a new edition of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECMAScript" title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECMAScript">ECMAScript</a>, the parent language of which JavaScript is a dialect.</li>
  <li>"<span id="summary_alias_container"><span id="short_desc_nonedit_display">Number.isInteger/toInteger": This looks like shorthand for two function name</span></span>s.</li>
</ul>
<p>Scrolling through the bug comments, we eventually come to a link to the Mozilla mozilla-central source-code repository. changeshe link goes to the</p>
<pre>
<a href="https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/0ac60eea3e4a" title="https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/0ac60eea3e4a">https://hg.mozilla.org/</a>mozilla-central/rev/0ac60eea3e4a

Following the link shows the changes that were made to the source code. The description of the change ("add Number.isInteger and Number.toInteger") confirms that this is indeed a change to theNumber</pre>
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