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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
>




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