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RE: Re: weird behavior with simultaneous edit and move

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2005-12-07 20:37:34 CET

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 12/7/05, Gary Feldman <svnul4228@marsdome.com> wrote:
>> Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>> ...
>>> I didn't say you have no problems. We just tell you that it's
>>> intended behaviour atm (and thus not a bug, which is non-intended
>>> or plain incorrect behaviour).
>>
>> First, reporting that a file was added when in fact it was the
>> result of a rename is plain incorrect behavior. The log entries
>> should accurately report what operations took place.
>>
>> But let me put on my QA hat for a moment, and say that this is a
>> poor definition of a bug (old IEEE taxonomies not withstanding). A
>> coding bug is when the code doesn't do what the programmer intended.
>> This is a requirements bug, but it's a bug nevertheless.
>
> THEN FIX IT!

Erik, I must say that this isn't a good response. Gary has posted twice
in this thread, both times complaining that the attitude of "this is the
way things work right now, so it's not a bug" is annoying &
unbeneficial--a sentiment which I happen to agree with. Neither of
Gary's posts have indicated that he is a programmer, or that he can
spend several hours a night (thank you for your willingness to do that,
by the way) working on fixing this behavior. Sniping at him like this
is extremely unprofessional.

Better would be to be to point out Issue 898, "implement true renames",
which (if fixed) would actually change the current behavior to match
what has been asked for in this thread. Since Issue 898 is classified
as a "DEFECT" rather than an "ENHANCEMENT" or "FEATURE", it would appear
that the dev. community agrees that this is, in fact, a bug. Also,
there are (currently) 50 votes for this issue--the second highest issue
by votes in the Issue Tracker, making it fairly clear that the user
community also feels fairly strongly that this is a major issue. Of
course, reading through the comments for 898 make it clear that fixing
this will be a fairly involved process.

-David

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