Moving a File
mlange at widged.com
Wed Mar 7 08:06:29 CST 2007
> Are you seriously telling us that you believe that the way that the
> "rename" works is a good way to implement a "rename" function in a
> high level programming environment aimed at novice programers?
I don't disagree with the criticisms being made. I fully agree that
more consistent naming conventions should be adopted. I also agree
that if a function is introduced that bears the same name as a
function very familiar to users, then the same behavior should be
implemented to avoid confusions.
However, what I know from my own life experience is that if you give
as feedback to a person (or company in this context) that they are
completely incompetent... do it again and again... and you will be
confirmed in your belief.
They have set up a quality center as well as a Beta exercise that
directly involves any user who wish to participate. Bill is putting a
lot of his time and effort into this. What I heard from Revolution
(Marcus, who I met at the last user group in Edinburgh) is that his
work is highly valued and put to good use to try and kill bugs one by
Something that has been said from time to time is that an important
problem they have is that the code as it is written for now hasn't
been written in a way that allow for easy tracking and bashing of the
bugs. Because of this, they have to go through important rewrite and
reorganisation of the code, at engine level (well, you will have to
ask somebody more knowledgeable than me for details). They have been
working on this, in parallel to these partial bug fixes and XP
release. Only a part of their team works on bug fixes while the other
part of the team works on 2.9.
Many criticisms you made are valid. However, as far as I can tell,
they are doing the right thing.
As I have evidence that they are doing the right thing and that the
reports filled in the quality center are processed and acted upon, it
wouldn't be the best use of my time to clarify on this list what I
think of that rename function or the absence of warning in the doc on
this list. If you enter a report in the quality center and provide
the link to it on this list, I will take the time to comment it... on
the quality center. You may have the happy surprise to discover that
most users on this list in fact approve of the content of many of
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