[racket-dev] bug reports: include prefs file?

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryan at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Sep 27 23:08:31 EDT 2011

I think if I were presented a choice about including "my preferences" 
and found out that actually meant "also my command history", I would be 
very upset, even if it were opt-in. Even making it possible for the 
command history to be included sounds sketchy to me, actually.


On 09/27/2011 08:37 PM, Robby Findler wrote:
> Would you think it unwise if it was another field behind the
> "synthesized info" button? (Perhaps with some other name, but in
> roughly the same manner.)
> Robby
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM, Neil Van Dyke<neil at neilvandyke.org>  wrote:
>> Or you could make it opt-in, and have a disclosure by the button that
>> preferences file contains private info.  People who are concerned won't
>> click the button, or they will go find the file and check before deciding.
>>   This gets you out of writing any GUI for viewing the data.  (Maybe you
>> provide a button to open the file in DrRacket.)
>> Or, if you're adding info from various sources, rather than having special
>> GUI for each like now, collect all the info, put it in one big text field,
>> and people can look at it just as they'd look at at the free-form text they
>> write describing the problem.  I think there has actually been
>> implementation work in the past to hide this information, when exposing it
>> might have been quicker to implement.
>> Robby Findler wrote at 09/27/2011 10:06 PM:
>>> Hm. That seems like more work than just asking people when it seems
>>> relevant. Maybe the status quo is best, after all.
>> --
>> http://www.neilvandyke.org/
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