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Defect severities

Chapter 11: Query expressions and LINQ to Objects: 11.1.3

Created: 3/5/2008
Last updated: 3/5/2008

My choice of Trivial/Minor/Major/Showstopper as the available severities was somewhat arbitrary, but it does have the nice feature of restricting choice quite a lot, leaving clear options. I know that restricting choice sounds like a bad thing, but often too much choice can lead to time being wasted on decisions which make no real difference. Take the Java logging API for example - how often am I really going to care whether a log level is at "fine" or "finer"?

Eric apparently uses an even smaller set of choices on occasion: Vexing/Boneheaded/Fatal.