[Python-Dev] Writable __doc__
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Jan 19 19:04:36 CET 2012
Ethan Furman writes:
> Where does one draw the line between feature and bug?
Bug: Doesn't work as documented.
Feature: Works as expected but not documented to do so.
Miracle: Works as documented.
Unspecified behavior that doesn't work as you expect is the unmarked
case (ie, none of the above).
The Devil's Dictionary defines feature somewhat differently:
Feature: Name for any behavior you don't feel like justifying to a user.
 Including cases where the patch contains documentation but hasn't
been committed to trunk yet.
 Python is pretty miraculous, isn't it?
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