Posted Aug 18, 2012 21:06 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: Bug systems
Parent article: Baron: The bug system I wish I had
Truth be told, Baron specifies that the new sections should be optional always. So they would just increase the cognitive overload for bug reporters, but not necessarily the maintenance of bug records. There is some interesting speculation about keeping separate lists of permanent and transient comments. What I feel that the author needs is not more report fields, but some way to organize internal information. I think that the interface for the reporter and for the solver must be differentiated, and allow different things.
There is also speculation about using boolean flags to keep state: instead of the myriad of combinations of status and resolution, keep separated flags for "confirmed", "solved", "verified", etc. In my experience, boolean flags win over status codes every time.
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