Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick


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.
    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.

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