[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#484890: I've no idea
agcosta at gis.net
Sun Aug 3 05:53:07 UTC 2008
Quick summary: maybe this is two bugs, not one? Please skip to end for explanation.
On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:01:27 +0200
Patrick Winnertz <winnie at debian.org> wrote:
> retitle 484890 mc: Please change mc's search mask
Two contrary fixes:
1) Easy: don't change functions, refine the interface.
(draw boxes around stuff)
2) Harder: Upgrade a function, so the current interface
needn't be changed. (add regex 'Filename' search)
> I've no idea how to fix this issue.
> People who are well known to mc would be confused by a layout change.
Fix #1: New users have it worse; inconsistent interfaces can only be
learned by slow trial & error. (Consistent standard interfaces
reward experience.) Longtime users have the smaller labor
of learning about a small improvement.
Fix #2 requires no change in layout.
> New users might be confused by this layout now. As I think this is no
> severiy normal I changed the bug to whishlist and retitled it.
> Do you have a good idea how to fix this? The best idea would be a
> patch ;-)
I now think this is two bugs that got rolled into one by mistake.
Rephrasing the above fixes as problems gives us these bugs:
1 (normal/minor) vague interface for Filename search.
2 (wishlist) make Filename search regex.
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