Early warning signs of shitty software
Here's a screenshot of menu on the documentation page of a package
I'm using. You can see right away that the software is going to be
Major warning sign: The items are not in alphabetical order.
(They are in numeric order, but the numbers are not displayed.)
- Was alphabetization too hard for these people?
Or did they simply not think for one second about who would want
to use this menu and how?
If you are looking up a particular function to find out what it
does, you have to do linear search on the list to find the one you
Yes, you could do full-text search on the whole page, but then
what is the menu for?
Minor warning sign: But at least they included an API function to
generate the frequently-used HTTP 418
I'm a teapot status.
<sarcasm>Clearly a lot of thought here about what really matters.
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