[TxMt] Re: Textmate's bundle Insert Scratch Snippet steals accented S (Ś) character shortcut

Steve King sking at arbor.net
Fri May 7 16:26:55 UTC 2010

On 2010-05-07 10:56, Rob McBroom wrote:

> I think he was asking why people say "bug" when there's no bug. In 
> other words, why say "this is a bug" instead of "this goes against 
> established UI practices"?
> My guess is that people expect bugs to get more attention, so it's an 
> attempt to inflate the seriousness of the problem.

Well, if you assume that "follows the established UI practices" is an 
implicit requirement, then the program doesn't meet the requirements. 
Therefore, it's a bug. Not on the same scale as "It segfaulted and wiped 
my hard drive!" maybe, but it's still a bug.  It's on par with a 
spelling error in one of the menus. It doesn't really affect the 
functionality, but it's still wrong and needs to be fixed.

Actually, this particular problem does affect functionality, as it 
breaks the accepted keystroke for the 'Ś' character.  If a bundle 
managed to override the keystroke for the unadorned plain-ASCII 'S' I 
don't think think there would be any question of it being a bug.

Steve King
Sr. Software Engineer
Arbor Networks
+1 734 821 1461
www.arbornetworks.com <http://www.arbornetworks.com/>

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