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Re: revert MG consting (Coro breakage) for 5.24?

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Ricardo Signes
Date:
May 3, 2016 22:10
Subject:
Re: revert MG consting (Coro breakage) for 5.24?
Message ID:
20160503220952.GB32098@debian
* Dave Mitchell <davem@iabyn.com> [2016-05-03T11:56:31]
> I propose that we revert this commit for 5.24 (we need another RC anyway
> for the SvGROW) issue.

I have reverted this in a local branch.

It is not clear to me that there is anything much to gain, here.  As per my
message of a few minutes ago, Coro doesn't seem to need this change, if code is
(conditionally?) removed from Coro.  Why did no one see this earlier?  Probably
because basically no one has been working on this.

This problem has generated much heat, but little light, and now there's an 11th
hour rush to delay a release to make a possibly unneeded change that could've
been made months ago.  Will we ever find out whether this change is really
needed?  I have no idea.  I imagine, though, that no matter what, there are
going to be hard feelings on *some* part for making *or* not making this
change.

Of course, if that's lose-lose, what's to be lost by applying this patch?
Probably nothing.

-- 
rjbs

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