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    SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
    On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Daniel Phillips wrote:

    > Exactly. The successor patch to the 'kind of gross' patch got rid of the
    > double-pointers, it was the proper fix, though there is still no excuse for
    > leaving the bug hanging around while coming up with the better version.

    The gross fixes tend to get dropped because if they're in, the proper fix
    loses priority. FIXMEs can take many years to fix. The problem seems not
    to be the dropping of the patch so much as the dropping of the bug report
    and bug tracking is an altogether different problem.

    "Love the dolphins," she advised him. "Write by W.A.S.T.E.."

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