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Martyn Pearce
February 11, 2000 02:07
Re: use octets; and "escaping the piranha's"
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Mark Mielke writes:
| I never suggested that backwards compatibility be sacrificed. I suggest
| that the code should eventually be fixed. MajorDomo is one of those tools
| that hasn't been touched in years (unless I'm wrong here), and NEEDS
| some clean up.

Hm, I'm missing some logic here:

1)	MajorDomo you've heard of and are familiar with.  Therefore, I
deduce, you are using it.  Thus, it is useful.

2)	It hasn't been touched in years (you think).  I deduce that it
is is operating within acceptable bounds.

So, why does it "NEED" some clean up?  Ain't broke, don't fix, yadda

This may seem trivial and/or obvious, but is one of the underpinning
concepts supporting the backward compatibility police.  I'm quite sure I 
don't fancy the task of maintaining working code: i've got quite enough
broken code to keep me amused.


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