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Re: Is bug report a contribution?

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Oct 06, 2013 at 10:01 UTC ( #1057137=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is bug report a contribution?

"User asks for help. Fix for this bug would not help the project"

Actually even this kind of bug report can help the project - it can indicate an area where the provided documentation and examples are not clear enough.

Of all my CPAN projects, there is one that I'd class as the most polished; it has a very extensive test suite and detailed documentation; it has a fairly large number of other CPAN projects that now depend on it, so by necessity now needs to provide a pretty stable interface. It's also the project I've had the most bug reports for; of the 31 reported on (there have been others reported to me on IRC, but I've not kept careful records of them, so for statistical purposes we'll consider only those on there are only two that I don't think have helped move the project forward. That's a pretty high ratio.

Where a bug report results in a change, I try to give thanks to the reporter in the "Changes" file.

use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name

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