[V3dot10] Re: 0006583: PositionableStream>>back behavior is
Klaus D. Witzel
klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Thu Aug 2 10:27:03 UTC 2007
On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 11:56:23 +0200, Damien Cassou wrote:
> 2007/8/1, Klaus D. Witzel:
>> Ron, the invariant I wrote does not care about the return value. If
>> Damien's change keeps that behavior (indeed I'm convinced that Damien
>> do so) then chances are that nobody really used the mistaken return
>> The users of #back in 3.9/10 and 3.8 do discard the value, AFAICT.
> If you have a look at String>>asSignedInteger and
> PositionableStream>>backChunk, you have a use of the returned value of
Argh! thanks for investigating that, Damien.
>> I agree with you, remove #oldBack. Whoever would change his code to use
>> make use of #oldBack, can equally well put in the correct use.
> If anyone wants to fix #asSignedInteger and #backChunk, we can remove
I would't want to trouble the release team w.r.t. their dead line. Ralph's
policy dictates that bugs must have been recorded *before* the v3dot10
team started. So it's too late for fixing a bug's buggees.
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