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Re: A revised patch for dlclose
On Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 10:14:08AM -0800, Michael Snyder wrote:
> > That is fine with me as long as it is fixed in 5.0. There is no excuse
> > not to get gdb to work with dlclose. "I don't like the way it fixes the
> > bug" doesn't count unless you can provide a different approach. I
> > think it is unreasonable to have a perfect fix for every bug. We can
> > work a better one after 5.0 if we don't have the time now.
> I'm sorry, but I have to disagree. I'm not addressing your
> patch in particular, but there are many "fixes" that are
> worse than no fix at all. In fact, GDB is full of them,
> to our (the maintainers) daily regret. There is never time
> to fix it right the second time.
It is fine in principle as long as it is not used as an excuse not to
fix bugs. I fully support to do it right the first time. But I won't
hesitate to use a kludge if I don't have time.