Re: "At long last, Sir, have you no shame?"
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- Subject: [mg18520] Re: "At long last, Sir, have you no shame?"
- From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kevinmccann at Home.com>
- Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 22:32:55 -0400
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Does this mean that Wolfram is excused from publishing a bug DB until the competitors do? Pardon me, but I think you should recheck the logic here. I have a product that I use (Mathematica) and should be told about the bugs; so, I don't waste MY time. To say that it is OK not to publish such a list is just plain wrong. Kevin Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote in message news:7m12tm$p83 at smc.vnet.net... > Hi Martin, > > I'm sure tha WRI has a excelent bug database. > > It will be a horror for any marketing department if the company with > "The world's only fully integrated technical computing system." > offer a public bug data base that show that the fully integrated > technical computing system is not so perfect as the marketing > department says. A link to the bug listing page should be placed > on every www-page with marketing material. > > The other systems like MakSyma, Meple, ... will love the > Mathematica bug data base. I'm sure that all the home pages of > this systems will make a link to this bug page. > > We all love Mathematica and we hate the bugs, but a > public bug listing should also be a listing > of the bugs in other computer algebra systems ! > > So your the question should be extended to a general > bug data base of CA systems and you should post your > question to the sci.math.symbolic news group to > collect bugs of the other CASs. > > Regards > Jens > > > Martin Kraus wrote: > -- SNIP SNAPP SNIPP SNAPP -- > > > > Hmmm, I guess we could quickly gather dozens of well known > > bugs in this thread. Before doing so: Is there anyone who > > would like to set up a database with online access for > > bugs (including workarounds) in Mathematica? > > > > Perhaps the existence of such a database would force WRI > > to include it into their support section in order to get it > > under their control. Not the best motivation for a better > > bug documentation by WRI but at least it might work. > > > > Greetings > > > > Martin Kraus >