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

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Tue Sep 2 10:17:30 EDT 2008

Yes, yes. All along: the person who gets the error message gets to
decide to submit it. Are we not all saying the same thing?


On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 9:15 AM, Carl Eastlund <cce at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 8:58 AM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
>>> How would a user know what they should and they should not send when a
>>> contract is violated? It would be confusing.
>> I'm sorry -- we seem to be miscommunicating.
>> When I wrote "user" I meant the user of the planet package (a
>> programmer), not an end user of the software.
> Wait... I think it is the end user who matters.  If Albert writes an
> encryption routine, and Bob uses it to write an online store, and Curt
> tries to buy something and it hits a bug, we should ask Curt if he
> wants to send the error report so he can say "no, don't send any data,
> I just typed my credit card number in".  We don't want to send Curt's
> credit information to Bob and ask him if Al can have it; Bob shouldn't
> have it to begin with.
> Curt doesn't have to know any technical details, he just needs to know
> whether or not the application involved had any private data.  Any
> time a program crashes in Windows or Mac OS, I get asked if I want to
> send the bug report to Microsoft or Apple respectively, and it's not
> like the OS knows I'm a programmer.  The same principle applies to
> Planet and PLT.
> --Carl

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