Re: Hash seed breaks 5.8.1 binary API; fix suggested
Chip Salzenberg wrote:
Alan, I think you're despairing as if we were trying to solve a larger
problem than we are.
All I want is binary compatibility for 5.8.x ... a *maintenance*
branch of a system where only a few people have commit authority.
This should be doable. And in fact we almost did it.
One question: will your proposed change undo the security fix, the reason
why the change was made in the first place? Also, I didn't really
understand whey we needed yet another global variable.