Well, this post has nothing to do with code, but relate to Mathematica. This query is deep in my mind for so long time. But when I ask Wolfram support, I am always told some official words, which is not my expectation. I want to know the real truth.
Actually I have only used Mathematica for three years. But even so, I can feel the tendency that the next version will introduce more bugs and the current ones are hardly fixed. This is why many of my friends stay at version 9.0.1 still. Since I am able to get the tendency, users with more than 10 years' experience must also be. I will just give two examples here.
- The bug of
RelationGraphis reported twice by myself, but this bug persists.
- The bug of Image-Tool, which is very convenient to do some image-processing sometimes, is also reported twice by myself. But the bug is more serious in version 11.1. These two GIFs demonstrate it completely. If we are in 11.0.1 we will get some error messages but we can still get the mask . If we are in 11.1, we get nothing but that error window.
I don't have patience to report the same bug anymore. I hope this will not be regarded as a complaint, but a request to know why Mathematica has become like this. Why fewer bugs existed in the core language than before, but they surge after version 10.0? Another funny thing I think of is, why Wolfram Research doesn't open a bug list, that can help customers know the fixed situation and prevents them from submitting a repetitive bug report. It's a win-win choice. And as I know, Dr. Wolfram is also a heavy Mathematica user. Why can he bear those bugs? Can any insiders tell me something?