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digitalmars.D.bugs - Posting minimal code for bug reporting

reply Arcane Jill <Arcane_member pathlink.com> writes:
It's worth mentioning (probably on the Wiki tutorial) that if you actually /do/
post minimal code to this forum then someone else is going say "This is just
silly" or "Why would you want to do that?" or "Well don't do it then".

Walter wants minimal code fragments, with /everything/ removed except that which
is needed to trigger the bug. Having to explain the wider context to the rest of
the forum is a discouragement from that practice. Seems to me that it's not just
bug-reporters that need better training in the art of bug-reporting, it's
forum-readers too.

If I want a conversation, I'll post on the generic D forum. Here, I report bugs,
minimally. I'm sure Walter appreciates this, even if not everyone else does.

Arcane Jill
Jul 20 2004
parent "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Arcane Jill" <Arcane_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 It's worth mentioning (probably on the Wiki tutorial) that if you actually

 post minimal code to this forum then someone else is going say "This is

 silly" or "Why would you want to do that?" or "Well don't do it then".

That can happen if there's room for debate as to whether it is a bug or just some convoluted behavior that can be predicted from the rules of the language. And sometimes I'll argue that X is the way it's supposed to work. But if the compiler crashes, or puts out an internal error, etc., it's a bug regardless of whether one would actually write such code or not <g>.
 Walter wants minimal code fragments, with /everything/ removed except that

 is needed to trigger the bug. Having to explain the wider context to the

 the forum is a discouragement from that practice. Seems to me that it's

 bug-reporters that need better training in the art of bug-reporting, it's
 forum-readers too.

 If I want a conversation, I'll post on the generic D forum. Here, I report

 minimally. I'm sure Walter appreciates this, even if not everyone else

I appreciate it, as such makes my job a heckuva lot easier.
Jul 20 2004