[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#484890: I've no idea

A. Costa 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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