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Getting rid of bugs: mark them as “new feature” – as cancelling a  THTTPClient.BeginGet() does not work as intended

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/24

I have seen this happen before, but it seems to be a habit on the Quality Portal: getting rid of bugs by marking them as “new feature”:

[WayBack] I’m using THTTPClient.BeginGet() to create an async get request to a webservice that holds a connection open until it has data to return (sort of like a… – Brian Ford – Google+. which basically was another person finding out about [RSP-20827] THTTPClient request can not be canceld – Embarcadero Technologies, which got marked (a month after submission!) as “Issue is reclassified as ‘New Feature'”.

I get why it happens (there was something exposed, but some of the functionality is missing a feature which needs to be added).

Marking it as such however sends the wrong signal to your users: we do not see bugs as bugs, so they get on the “new feature” pile with no estimate on when the feature will be done.

–jeroen

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