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From:
Dave Mitchell
Date:
November 6, 2005 11:43
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] sort/multicall patch
Message ID:
20051106194444.GO3585@iabyn.com
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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