These are chat archives for Mudlet/Mudlet/whatever

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Apr 2017
Vadim Peretokin
@vadi2
Apr 16 2017 09:41
I find it so weird when people leave comments on tutorials like "I can't get this to work, please help me, here's my email"
Do they really expect people to write to their email with help? And does anyone ever do that? ...
Ahmed Charles
@ahmedcharles
Apr 16 2017 09:52
LOL
I've written comments on tutorials that say "You didn't test this, here are the problems with it."
Vadim Peretokin
@vadi2
Apr 16 2017 09:54
That I understand for sure, just responding to people stuffing it up
It's the email part that baffles me
Ahmed Charles
@ahmedcharles
Apr 16 2017 10:00
I've never seen that particular request before.
I'd respond: This is a tutorial, what you want is called consulting or training.
Vadim Peretokin
@vadi2
Apr 16 2017 10:01
Pretty frequent. Indians do it often heh.
Ahmed Charles
@ahmedcharles
Apr 16 2017 10:01
With an optional: Here's my card.
I doubt I'll ever actually understand Indian culture (though, really, it's lots of different cultures).
Vadim Peretokin
@vadi2
Apr 16 2017 10:21
Command-line errors that just spit the syntax out at you are the worst. One programmer being a lazy ass causes so much pain to everyone who's not a expert with the stupid system
Ahmed Charles
@ahmedcharles
Apr 16 2017 10:30
Which command line?
Vadim Peretokin
@vadi2
Apr 16 2017 10:30
mysqldump. I wish similar amount of pain onto whomever wrote the error handling for it
Ahmed Charles
@ahmedcharles
Apr 16 2017 10:31
haha
Vadim Peretokin
@vadi2
Apr 16 2017 10:33
mysql -u root -p works fine. mysql -u root --password= does not not, while mocking you with: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
This is frankly extremely frustrating
Ahmed Charles
@ahmedcharles
Apr 16 2017 10:33
haha
Stephen Lyons
@SlySven
Apr 16 2017 11:19
Isn't that bordering on what we do with errors for our Mudlet provided Lua command - at least the ones that I have touched up over the years! Sadly we still have 322 (at the current count) instances of the appallingly imprecise "commandName: wrong argument type" as the entirety of the error message which is significantly less helpful - "which argument", "what type should it be". Hell, I feel an issue coming up...!
Vadim Peretokin
@vadi2
Apr 16 2017 11:22
Yes, it is. On my list to fix for certain. You've done a great job at fixing some of them already