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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The "many eyes" fallacy persists because there's a grain of truth lurking inside.

    Of course, the "many eyes" are not enough to fix bugs. What you need are "many hands", as in "many hands make light work". The reason why open development models trump closed development models is because closed shops have a fixed number of staff, generally managed so they have as little slack as possible.

    Open development models, on the other hand, are open to the possibility that someone out there (someone you never met,

  • ""Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow". This has not been my experience. In my experience there's only one true way to fix bugs: replicate them."

    For some reason, I read this as a plan to replicate eyeballs. Y'know, it just might work...