A Bug By Any Other Name ...

Pablo Torres N. tn.pablo at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 14:49:56 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 07:12, Hendrik van Rooyen<mail at microcorp.co.za> wrote:
> "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.

Yes, it's their problem if they don't read the docs.

>  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

That would be even harder than adding a line to the docs.  Besides,
the problem that Mr. alex23 pointed: "where do you stop?" would really
get out of hand.

Pablo Torres N.

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