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How isn't this a good reason?
That is not the problem; the response to that is.
When considering a breaking change, I was taught to ask three questions:
Is the thing being 'fixed' actually manifesting itself in production code.
Has any real-world occurrence of the ACA actually been witnessed or reported?
Either by limiting the total breakage; or by selectively applying the breaking fix only when required.
Could the 'fix' have been limited to (say) only when taint was enabled?
Not the first. Not the best. Not the least effort or least worst; but the ONLY?
Is it necessary to randomise all hashes differently?
Wouldn't picking the same random hash initialisation, for all hashes for any given run, have been just as effective at stopping real-world exploits in the wild?
Where is the proof of concept code? (Without it, this is nothing more that idle speculation that has cost a lot of people a lot of time and effort.)
Wrong on every count. And posting anonymously proves it.
The moon would crash into the Earth
The moon would breakup at the Roche limit
The wire would turn the Earth into a giant electromagnet
The Earth would turn into a giant yo-yo.
The moon would orbit every ~24 hours, significantly changing the lunar calendar
The centripetal force would rip out the Earth's core
All man-made satellites would be destroyed, causing great havoc
Moon landings would become significantly easier
The rope or wire would break, no matter how strong it was
The Vulcans would show up for First Contact causing yet another revision to the timeline
The Galactic Police would snip the rope and put the Earth on probation
Some idiot would get terrible, terrible, rope burn
We finally get those golf balls back
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