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Re: [PATCH 5.005_61] Benchmark.pm: Export countit(), cmpthese() by default

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From:
M.J.T. Guy
Date:
October 1, 1999 10:28
Subject:
Re: [PATCH 5.005_61] Benchmark.pm: Export countit(), cmpthese() by default
Message ID:
E11X6Th-0005S9-00@ursa.cus.cam.ac.uk
Barrie Slaymaker <barries@jester.slaysys.com> wrote
> - Exports countit() and cmpthese() by default, again to be consistent
>   with the other functions.

Namespace pollution is a Bad Thing.    Namespace pollution which isn't
backward compatible is an Even Worse Thing.   Extra default exports should
only be added if there is some extremely pressing reason.

Consistency isn't an extremely pressing reason.


Mike Guy

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