Re: Hash seed breaks 5.8.1 binary API; fix suggested
According to Alan Burlison:
> IMHO it would be better to *remove* it and deliberately break the
> small number of things compiled against 5.8.1.
Who are you, and what have you done with Alan the software engineer?
> Allowing a mistake to perpetuate doesn't seem to like the best
But Alan, *we* made the mistake. We suffer by maintaining a vestigial
variable. It's a small cross to bear, but it's *our* cross.
Making users suffer for a developer's mistake -- on purpose -- is just
wrong, and users won't forgive us for it easily or quickly.
Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"I wanted to play hopscotch with the impenetrable mystery of existence,
but he stepped in a wormhole and had to go in early." // MST3K