[development] "Is this a bug?" type questions

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Sun Feb 11 21:10:09 UTC 2007

Tao Starbow wrote:
> I have been reading this dev list for 18 months now, and I am still not 
> 100% sure what questions will get you slapped down. I particularly 
> wonder about questions like Carl Mc Dade just asked - ei: I am writing 
> code that interacts with the core modules and found an unexpected 
> behavior - is it a bug or intentional?  I have interacted with other 
> open source projects in the past where they got very upset if I filed an 
> issue in ignorance, so I like to research before I file.  Is this list 
> an appropriate place for that research, or is this list intended to be 
> only for developers working on the core?

IMO the slapping down was probably a little premature, and if you believe it's 
on topic, go ahead and ask; and if someone slaps you down, apologize and move 
on and just keep in mind that many of us (self included) are a little quick 
with the Slap Down button. =)

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