As the Julia language grows we will see more ‘Julia is slow when I do XYZ’ questions. For instance I have seen several discussions recently about ‘slowness’ when reading in data. We cannot have hard and fast rules for dealing with all enquiries - and of course we must always be friendly.
However on other forums it is common practice to at least ask for version info - so that responders can say ‘Aha! That is a known bug with that version’.
Perhaps we need a FAQ with the minimal set of information which could be requested. I start the ball rolling:
To help the community answer your question, please provide the following information:
The output of running versioninfo() in Julia
How much RAM memory does your system have
Do you know what type of storage you are reading from / writing to
I know the last two questions are vague, but we deal with several OSes and the specific commands are different per OS.
Also I think having a FAQ to point towards stops the oriignal poster from feeling victimised - we say that everyone is asked for that information.