A Bug By Any Other Name ...

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at microcorp.co.za
Mon Jul 6 14:12:42 CEST 2009

"Terry Reedy" <t...j at ..el.edu> wrote:

> Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> >
> > In this case, a note in the documentation warning about the potential 
> > confusion would be fine.
> How would that help someone who does not read the doc?

It obviously won't.

All it will do, is that it will enable people on this group,
who may read the manual, to tell people who complain,
to RTFM.

 I agree that it would be a good idea to make it an 
error, or a warning - "this might not do what you
think it does", or an "are you sure?" exception.


- Hendrik

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