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    Alan Cox <>:
    > > Even supposing that's so, a 36% rate of broken symbols is way too high.
    > > It argues that we need to do a thorough housecleaning at least once in
    > > order to get back to an acceptably low stable rate.
    > Many of your 'broken' symbols arent. We have no idea what the real amount is

    If it can't be mechanically verified that the symbol has a correct reference
    pattern within the tree, then it's broken. That's a definition.

    The fact that it might become un-broken someday, by somebody's
    intention to merge in future code, is interesting but irrelevant to
    the fact that symbols broken in present time *mask bugs* in present time.

    I'm not being a compulsive neatnik -- that wouldn't be worth my time. What I'm
    trying to do is reduce the number of crevices in which bugs can hide.
    <a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

    This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were
    no religion in it.
    -- John Adams, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson.
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