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Re: [Patch] Remove gccbug from bugreport.texi

Daniel Berlin writes:

> Err, two things.
> 1. these are *bugs reports*, not technical papers.
> 2. If your browser can't move from field to field, or have a reasonable 
> interface to a text entry box, you need a new browser.  I can't think 
> of a browser that is as bad as you seem to try to make it seem.

Take mozilla 1.3 :-)

> >  They are quite clumsy to use if you could have the full
> > power of a real editor instead.
> Which is necessary why, again?
> Do you really need Microsoft Word or emacs just to type some lines of 
> text, and maybe do a few paste operations?

There's often more to a proper bug report than a few lines of (often not
even line wrapped ;-) text and some cut&paste (which is usually not trimmed
down to the minimum when entered into a web form).

When I write bug reports, I try to be clear and concise, look for proper
formatting, trim down examples appropriately etc.  For me that's easier to
do with a real editor, but I certainly acknowledge that others tend to be
more sloppy.  Or maybe our standards for proper bug reports differ.  Call
me old-fashioned if you like.


Rainer Orth, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University

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