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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-31 10:21:09

At 03:09 PM 8/29/2001, Mark Rodgers wrote:

>From: "John Maddock" <John_Maddock_at_[hidden]>
>> I think that's about 2:1 in favour of a more pessimistic approach so
>> (assuming that future compiler versions have all the defects of the
>> version).
>Well then let me cast a vote for "optimism".
>If we assume that future versions have all the same defects, how will we
>know that defects have been fixed? We'll carry on using the workarounds
>for ever.
>I think it is much better to assume the next version is perfect and then
>let the compiler tell us how what workarounds we need to continue with.

I also vote for "optimism", for the reason Mark gives.


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