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Re: Bug tracking

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Bug tracking
Date: 14 Jun 2004 12:40:43 -0400

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

      Nobody's proposing dispensing with this interface.

the user interface can be anything but if the data representation is
more complicated than mbox, that's a step away from the shoulders of
giants, etc.

mbox (specifically mime) is tagged and recursive.  it is in use already
by other tracking systems.  general tools to manipulate mbox files are
everywhere.  these add up to a huge hint to the would-be designer of
systems that need to store tagged and recursive data.  not understanding
this hint means the first batch of bugs will be about the bug tracking
system itself, and that batch may be large, and mostly uninteresting.

i think if you separate the user interface question from the data
representation question, you will receive less static.


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