The "severity" and "priority" of bugs.
Obviously, some judgement is called for when deciding how to catagorize a
bug your are filing. A reasonable set of guidelines can be found on the
Introducing Gnats Page.
Categories of errors.
Some common examples:
severity: critical, serious, non-critical
priority: high, medium, low
If the bug causes the LAL build to fail, thus keeping people from
being able to work, it is a critical
bug with high priority.
These types of bugs should be fixed on a timescale of minutes.
Run the test script before -- and after -- committing your code to
If code runs but gives incorrect answers: severity is
critical, priority is medium
Documentation in a package is unclear: severity is
serious, priority is medium