Antoine Pitrou wrote:
Le dimanche 28 décembre 2008 à 16:26 +1000, Nick Coghlan a écrit :
If we're going to end up with two functions anyway, why mess with the one which is already there and in use for real programs?
Well, agreed. I was just hoping we could get away with "fixing" the existing function and voilà :)
I'm all for breaking backwards compatibility when it allows some genuine improvements that would otherwise be impossible, but in this particular case a little API bloat seems like the least of the available evils :)