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Denny

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  • About: Perl hacker, people watcher, Internet resident. Partner in Shiny Ideas.
  • Commented on Using Padre for the first time
    My segfaults were non-reproducible, so I didn't bother reporting them. There's only so much even a conscientious and willing user (or developer) can do with heisenbugs, but they remain off-putting nonetheless....
  • Commented on Using Padre for the first time
    "Four segmentation faults later and I am done with it." That neatly sums up the three times I've tried Padre over the last few years. I never even got as far as deciding whether I liked it or not, it...
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  • Ron Savage commented on Using Padre for the first time

    To kimmel@here

    You say 'First time users have no biases with the software...'.

    That I disagree with. We all bring our experience (pre-existing biases included) to a new situation.

    That is, we have expectations of the program based on what we've seen other software do.

    And many, many people are very rigid in how they judge, which is why switching does not take place all that often.

    The fact the people still use vim or Emacs tells us that...

    Cheers
    Ron

  • Adam Kennedy commented on Using Padre for the first time

    Out of curiosity, installed via CPAN or installed via OS package?

  • Mithaldu commented on Using Padre for the first time

    Writing down the steps taken and reporting them is still useful, since it can help developers see a pattern in how the segfaults occur.

  • Kimmel commented on Using Padre for the first time

    Yes I installed Padre via CPAN using the standard cpan client.

  • Kimmel commented on Using Padre for the first time

    Yes you are right. By biases I mean the biases people develop as they use a piece of software. If you like the software you might gloss over problems that you have been doing for so long it is now an unconscious act. Concurrently if you had a negative experience with a specific feature of that same piece of software in the past you perception of the software getting better might be skewed. These kinds of biases are harder to figure out.

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