[plt-scheme] planet: help submitting bugs & a question

From: Carl Eastlund (cce at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Sep 2 09:12:07 EDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 8:53 AM, Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> Drscheme could also log these contract violations, anonymize them[*]
> and periodically submit them as tickets to trac by itself. Is that
> something that people would appreciate? Or would such an automatic
> submission be a privacy problem (or some other kind of problem)?
> Thanks,
> Robby
> [*] it could remove any values that triggered the error from them
> error message so that functions that, say, accept credit card numbers
> as their arguments wouldn't trigger credit card information being sent
> in the bug report.

It would be hard to remove the values that triggered the error without
cutting off most of the useful error message information... for
instance, if your password checking function had the contract:
(-> (matching-password/c your-code) your-sensitive-data/c),
just the name of the input contract might be formatted with your-code
in it.  The contract itself would have to be taken out, leaving not
much information.

Also, would development links and fileinjected local packages, never
intended for distribution, be properly left out of this mechanism?

Carl Eastlund

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