[mb-users] Open Letter to the MusicBrainz Community
nikki at lmfao.org.uk
Sun Aug 20 18:55:45 UTC 2006
On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 06:16:13PM +0200, Stefan Kestenholz wrote:
> > read Steves statements like this feels like a snowball effect to him:
> > In order to fix a bug you intorduce more changes, which
> > introduce more bugs, which will require even more changes, which...
> Yes, but this viewpoints discredits my ability as a developer to have the
> betterment of service in my sights. This is not how software development
> works, there is always an iterative aspect to it.
I don't think this is really how it's intended though. You surely agree
that with every line of code you do, there's a chance it'll create a bug.
Therefore, with every line of code you do in order to fix a bug, there's a
chance you created another. At some point, the chance of new unknown bugs
being creating must outweigh the advantages of fixing the bug in the first
place and it'll have to be much more thoroughly tested. Thus, it's not that
your ability is being doubted, just that not only will it have to be tested
to check that the bug has been fixed, it also has to be tested to see if
any new bugs have been created.
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