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Dave Mitchell
November 6, 2005 11:43
Re: [PATCH] sort/multicall patch
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On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 06:53:37PM +0000, Robin Houston wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 02:08:02PM +0000, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> > That's a point. In that case, I'd be tempted to leave PUSH_MULTICALL as-is
> > rather than doing fancy tricks.
> You've got me all confused now! :-)

That's just because I'm confused :-)
> I tend slightly to the view that the author should be protected,
> but I'm pretty ambivalent about it. What's your reasoning?

I also like the idea of protecting the author; I was just worried that
(from your description) your workaround was pushing the bounds of C
legality. If you're happy with the hack, then so am I :-)

> It's the usual perl internals story really: everything depends on
> everything else in mysterious and undocumented ways, and it's
> hard to make apparently innocent changes without subtle breakage...

That's what make it an endless hobby!

The Enterprise successfully ferries an alien VIP from one place to another
without serious incident.
    -- Things That Never Happen in "Star Trek" #7

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