[Rd] 'unique' error message is printed despite silent=TRUE (PR#13547)

Wacek Kusnierczyk Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no
Mon Feb 23 08:46:03 CET 2009

Duncan Murdoch wrote:


> On 22/02/2009 6:22 PM, Wacek Kusnierczyk wrote:
>> well, ok, but it sounds odd to me that in a large multideveloper project
>> where not only people are allowed to use their idiosyncratic habits (and
>> leave bug-inducing footprints behind), but even the idea of having a
>> consistent way of printing debug messages seems not to have been
>> discussed (how much am i off here?).
> I think you are just trolling now.  How could we stop people from
> using whatever method they wanted when debugging?  And we don't
> "allow" people to leave bugs behind, but sometimes (being fallible)
> they do anyways.

i wasn't trolling, it was a genuine question.  you're probably too
sensitive.  i don't see anything wrong in at least trying to achieve
consensus on policies for how code is altered by various developers.

>> yes, though irrespectively of the consequences, it still was a bug,
>> no? (have you thanked stavros for reporting it?)
> I hope he realizes that we do appreciate the report.  That's why it
> got such quick attention.  (I don't expect him to thank me for fixing
> it, either.)

and why not?  is it usual (an polite) to make (and express) the
assumption that no one will thank you for removing a bug?


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