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Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag




On 2018-02-05, Roberto C  Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> It is not rare that the behavior of utilities change and break
>> scripts. So, why not here, in particular for a good reason?
>> 
> It is equally common, perhaps even more so, that buggy behavior is
> retained (especially if it is not harmful) and that "correct" behavior
> require a switch or setting.  I am not personally affected by this, as
> far as I know, but as a software developer I can certainly understand
> wanting to retain backward compatibility, even when it is buggy.

That's certainly why all bona fide linux hackers in the know commiserate
so readily with Windows' bug compatibility "features".

;-)

Or maybe I should have said, *afin de mettre tout le monde d'accord*,
that the principle of bug compatibility taken to facetious extremes gets
you the entomological leviathan that is Windows.

> Regards,
>
> -Roberto
>


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