[Vm-dev] Ancient Mantis Report - 1650 PrimitiveScanCharacters

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Sun Jul 21 18:30:57 UTC 2013

Clearing out old bug reports can be very alarming. Take this one - 

Between 3.7 & 3.8 the shape of CharacterScanner was changed in such a way that the scan characters primitive (much beloved by us ancient and gray vm hackers) cold not work. That's what, 9 years ago? 

I'm not sure what the best 'fix' is. Fix the prim? Fix the image? Drop the prim entirely from the current images?

But really - changing  a core vm-known class so the vm doesn't know it any more? Ouch. Bad programmer. Sit in the naughty corner!

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
Useful random insult:- Has an inferiority complex, but not a very good one.

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