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Re: RE: A plea for more pollution

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Nick Ing-Simmons
March 17, 2000 11:42
Re: RE: A plea for more pollution
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M . J . T . Guy <> writes:
>An interesting exercise would be to identify those modules which suffered
>from pollution and caused this whole exercise to be initiated.    Then
>make sure the algorithm does the right thing for them.    Does anyone
>remember which they were?

Tk was one. The pollution damage (like the real thing) went unnoticed 
for a long time - it would build on old poluting perls but polution meant
that what the code thought it was doing was not what it was doing.

The real killers were:

#ifdef dirty
#undef dirty
#ifdef bufptr
#undef bufptr
#ifdef colors
#undef colors

>Mike Guy
Nick Ing-Simmons

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