||[Jan. 17th, 2001|01:27 pm]
The Mozilla engineers are absolutely wonderful, but I could kill each one of the Netscape managers and not feel guilty.
This is a trivial example, but this happens a hundred times each week.
nsIFile::MoveTo is supposed to rename the file in place is the newParentDir param is NULL. On the Mac implementation, it crashes instead.Manager:
What visible feature of Netscape does this break? Is this nsbeta3+?
Basically what the manager is saying is, "Why are you spending your time working on this? You should be working on things that are noticeable." I find that totally bullshit. If you API doesn't even work as documented, how are you supposed to build a quality product? Let the damn programmers do what's actually important.
It always work that way. You get something working all nice and happy in IE. Everything is great. You open it up in netscape and crash and burn. But if you use one version .01 less with netscape it works fine. Then .02 less it doesnt work at all again. STAB DIE DIE STAB!
They did send me a free shirt in the mail today and a couple of cd's with netscape on it.
You want an even funnier example?
holy crap I can't spell!! hehe
Brad, we need an "Edit Old Comments" option ( with some unchangable icon or something that the comment was editted )
2001-01-17 07:26 pm (UTC)
And how the hell did Netscape 6 get "most accurate as per the standards" award?! I almost shot myself when I read that 'cause it means that 80% of us poor developers have apparently been doing it /ALL WRONG/! >:(
Proof that Netscape engineers are true AOL people now.
"If it's not broken on my screen, it's not broken."