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Re: crash when fetching status

From: Jani Averbach <jaa_at_jaa.iki.fi>
Date: 2004-11-05 18:09:56 CET

On 2004-11-05 09:04-0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Folker Schamel <schamel23@spinor.com> writes:
> > I don't see how fixing the crash itself as suggested by Steve or Julian
> > does have bad consequences for the long term.
> > You still can - and have to! - find the real underlaying bug.
>
> I understand what you're saying. But masking the underlying bug
> *does* reduce our ability to find the bug, because once it's masked,
> users will encounter it less often, thus reducing our chances of
> getting a reproduction recipe.

Could we implement for 1.2 a new error code, e.g. "internal error", if
and when we found these more? This way the user application could ask
that the user write down / record everything what she/he has done, and
report it back to the upstream. We won't crash but we also don't hide
insidious bugs.

BR, Jani

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Jani Averbach
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