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From "Philippe M. Chiasson" <go...@ectoplasm.org>
Subject Re: [Fwd: [rt.cpan.org #30061] $r->pnotes stores aliases not copies so is subject to action at a distance]
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 19:38:22 GMT
Geoffrey Young wrote:
> 
> Torsten Foertsch wrote:
>> On Wednesday 17 October 2007 18:10, Philippe M. Chiasson wrote:
>>> Yeah, I know. If you ask me, this pnotes behaviour is wrong, but we chose
>>> to keep it around for historical reasons. It's not a bug if it's documented
>> It is a bug. If it is documented it is a documented bug. I was hit by it once 
>> and spent a day or so to find it, really nasty. I cannot agree with 
>> the "historical" reason. If something is wrong it it wrong and it doesn't 
>> matter how long it has been wrong before.
> 
> there is a very long thead in the archives about this very thing.  my
> stance is still what I wrote at the bottom here:
> 
>   http://marc.info/?l=apache-modperl-dev&m=114987370431251&w=2
> 
> in short, we have an obligation to not bork our existing userbase who
> may have been (perhaps unknowingly) taking advantage of this unique
> feature of pnotes() for years and years.

I buy that for mod_perl 1.x, but for 2.x, not as much so.

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