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Re: [ID 20010703.002] [5.6.2-to-be] PerlIO is EVIL

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Jarkko Hietaniemi
July 6, 2001 06:38
Re: [ID 20010703.002] [5.6.2-to-be] PerlIO is EVIL
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On Fri, Jul 06, 2001 at 02:58:31PM +0200, Konovalov, Vadim Vladimirovich (Vadim) wrote:
> > >This code *duplicates* the work already done in the CRTL, 
> > thus lead to
> > >double translations (as easy examples show).  
> > 
> > That is NOT the intent. The intent is that crlf layer is used when:
> >  A. The OS CRTL does not do that (e.g. reading DOSISH files on UNIX).
> >  B. When the CRTL is buggy and inefficient (e.g. Borland and 
> > VC++ C on Win32).
> (speaking of layers in general)
>   C. To implement transparent pack/unpack/encode/crypt via something like PerlIO::gzip layer.
>   D. utf
> There are probably more to add, by I'm not that knowledgable.
> I want to add that things became worse: I can't report a bug in the Borland CRT anymore :(
> Looks like they've introduced something like chargeable bug support :((

That's insane if that means they will not even accept bug reports.
You are doing them a service by telling their product is broken, and
they want to charge you for that?  Hey, you should be sending *them*
a bill...

(I could understand charging if there were a *support contract* of some
sort in place, e.g. they promise to do something about a reported bug
(e.g. a suppport engineer would answer, not necessarily *fix* the bug...)
within some time limit.)

Send bug reports from one-time anonymous hotmail accounts? :-)

> And that bug makes perl compiled by Borland not to pass test suite ...
> Best wishes,
> <!ENTITY Vadim REALLIFE "Vadim V.Konovalov, St.Petersburg, Russia">
> &Vadim;

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        # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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