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It's a whole bunch of things. It would also be tests of stuff that bit the individual. If kid is in physics, his sanity checks based on past bug experience will be different from an accounting type who had problems with software not knowing how to do dollar and cents arithmetic.
About 10 years ago, there was an alert about a compiler that dropped a half work worth of integer bits under certain circumstances. If you got hurt with that bug, your sanity check portfolio would include a small test to make sure it come back. Micpoo seems to purposely reintroduce the same bugs over and over; even when the OS software is different. I don't understan how this can happen other than on purpoese.
That would be one. It depends on what each user does with his computing life.
Yup. That is one thing a computer user needs to know about every machine s-he uses. Now consider the software that converts from integer to floating point back to integer underneath the rug. The same results between two compilers will produce different answers.
Yup. Now think some more.
For instance, I have several user habits that I do every time I'm online because not doing them caused problems. I found a way that did not cause me any problems. Now, are these habits now supersbreastion or are they still necessary to keep the bugs from biting me?
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On Sat, 15 Jul 2006 17:36:31 +0000 (UTC), Joe Morris If you start with *five* copies, you're already limited to the 48-character set...
Always. It has to with an individual's usage of a system. Everybody is different.
Look. GUIs are designed to "help" the user by hiding the complexity under the phosphor. It is impossible to scratch a GUI surface and see what it's hiding. More clever tests will have to be constructed to test what ain't there.
That is one problem that has a result of no sanity checks. If one can't have one, then the ones who develop the GUI software can't do them either.
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snip Replying to this separately because it might be an interesting enough point not to get lost -- in some ways this seems like a trivial point, and in other ways I wonder whether it might...
Now think about that. If you, as a user can't test simple things, then how can the creators of that software do the same tests?
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On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:17:01 -0400, "Rostyslaw J. Lewyckyj" I'm not aware of any, offhand. One could, for...
It is all part of the same thing. A very annoying fact is that people forget that bit gods are users^Wlusers, too.
I may want an error message not a succesful answer.
Put yourself in each individual's place, as a user.
You don't have understand the details to figure out what thees types of people would need to help them do their work. Noticing the times when the swears happen the most is a very good clue. Or, if you're a software developer, and all of your customers changes the product a certain way, you don't have to know the details of how each customer uses the software to set the change as the default.
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