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Re: desired behaviour

From: Joe Neeman
Subject: Re: desired behaviour
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:19:56 +0700

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Keith OHara <address@hidden> wrote:

> Dear Phil and the bug squadders,
>  Is the desired behaviour(*) of LilyPond information that you want to have
> in the tracker?
>  I notice that items get fixed faster when the desired output is clear.
>  Knowing this, users have motivation to clearly describe what they want, and
> might use LilyPond to construct an image of what they want, maybe producing
> a workaround, which might be a prototype for the real solution.
>  With desired output defined, programmers can more easily tell if attacking
> the issue would be an enjoyable addition to their hobby.  The more often the
> issue affects users, the more likely somebody will post desired output, thus
> naturally making it more likely to be fixed sooner.  Tinkerers can more
> easily contribute to areas where they know the LilyPond engine, but not the
> application area (e.g., me and the lyrics spacing issues).  People other
> than original bug-finder might be the ones who state the desired output.
> Disagreement about just what is desired can be ironed out, if required,
> before programming work is started.
> -Keith
> [*] Note my use of, to me, foreign spelling in a transparent attempt to
> curry favor.

Favour, I think you mean.

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