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Re: When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most?

by jmlynesjr (Hermit)
on Dec 15, 2012 at 22:36 UTC ( #1009019=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to When writing code for end users, what operator error surprises you the most?

The Senior Seminar in engineering school brought in local design firms to give us an insight into the "real world". One small firm designed telephone PBXs. Before they would ship a new product, they would throw a party and invite all of their employee's children to play with the new PBX. The kids would always trigger at least one undiscovered bug that had to be fixed before shipping.

James

There's never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over...

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[choroba]: On the other hand, lots of options to receive the requests :-)
[Corion]: ... values to be used. For example, I think for headers, one would want to have various kinds of Content-Encoding headers, but for the get_parameters one would have various kinds of Bobby Tables
[choroba]: What about [metadoc:// Algorithm::Loops]?
[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, but handing off the request to Dancer,Plack, Mojolicious,LWP is easy once I have the data filled into some structure ;))
[choroba]: Algorithm::Loops
[Corion]: choroba: I'm using that to generate the permutations, but I don't know how the user can pass the intended values to my function in a sane way
[Corion]: I have a prototype that permutes the get_parameters, but the values used for the get parameters should be different from the values used for the headers and potentially for parts of the URL
[Corion]: But yes, in general, my approach will be "split the URL into another set of parameters, generate an array of allowed values for each parameter and then NestedLoops() over the set"
[choroba]: hmm... so you need something like bag from Test::Deep, but not for checking, but for generation
[Corion]: This has the dual use of easily requesting sequential URLs and also being suitable for testing

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