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  • RT has a horrible interface, both for reporting bugs and for authors. I would far rather people report bugs in my code to me by email. So much so that if they do report them via RT, I have written a script that will pull them out and email them to me. With emailed bug reports, they sit on my laptop and are available to me even when I'm off the net. Bug reports in RT are utterly useless when I am, for instance, visiting the family over christmas, which is my most productive time for bugfixing.

    The correct way to report bugs is not to use RT, but to use whatever the author says you should use.

    • Right. This was the author saying what he wanted everybody to use.

      I presume he already had said so in the module documentation and is ticked off that people didn't follow it. Of course, if he didn't, then he really doesn't have a leg to stand on with this rant. :)

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • Yes, I do have that listed in my modules. However, drhyde is right that individuals should report bugs the way the author wants them reported. I shouldn't have suggested that everyone do it my way, even if my way is right ;)