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Where has the practice of sending screen shots as source code come from?

On 2018-01-28, Skip Montanaro <skip.montanaro at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've noticed it as well. I suspect it's from the Windows universe where
> it's common to snip a bit of the screen which isn't pure text when asking
> about some problematic GUI thing which is causing problems.

It's definitely a Windows thing.  Most Windows uses don't even
understand the concept of plain text vs. a bitmap picture of some text
being displayed by an app.

Just be glad that they're using a screen capture utilitly and not 
taking a picture of thier screen with their phone.  [Yes, I've dealt
with problem reports from customers where that's what they send.]