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Old 11th September 2008
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Is it just me, or does anyone else see the stupidity of trying for bug-for-bug compatibility. It's a new implementation, so that means you have to make function exactly like the other one - with potentially new bugs in your own implementation. And then - oh, let's intentionally throw in some bugs for flavor.

Why can't they just make a replica sans bugs?
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The problems arise when people come to use and even depend on the old, buggy behaviour.
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Sigh, we hear you, but it is sometimes necessary. Stuff like wine, for instance: when you are dealing with a world full of workarounds, you have to support the workarounds too.

This stuff has caused a number of head-shaped depressions on many walls.
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