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Assuming you're against it because you're of the opinion that 'hacker' means 'bad guy', try reading up on the subject .. (yeah, all links from ESR, such is life).
Blech. That's not how natural languages work. Words don't get defined and then never change meaning. New words are created every day. Words fall in disuse all the time. Words change meaning, or get a new meaning next to the old one. Dictionaries describe current and historic usage - they follow the evolution of a language, they don't lead the way.

For many people "hacker" means "bad guy". Regardless how much ESR writes, that means that (the|a) meaning of "hacker" is what "cracker" means as well.

Abigail


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    [choroba]: or nobody bothered...
    [choroba]: The problem was bigger, as the test tried to call a method that didn't exist anymore
    [marinersk]: :: ducking ::
    [choroba]: because, someone renamed the method, but didn't notice it was used in the test, as the test was skipped
    [marinersk]: Well, if the method doesn't exist, it would be hard to pass the test.
    [choroba]: later, someone removed the new method, as all its usage places were safe, but didn't notice the test still used the old name
    [choroba]: fortunately, it wasn't that hard to replace the method and fix a few remaining failures due to the changes we did to the codebase over the years
    [marinersk]: choroba Sounds like a process improvement opportunity; tests may not all need to be run, but they should all be compiled with perl -c before check-in/promotion happens.
    [choroba]: so, now I have the test, so I can start making changes in the code. Back to the original ticket, yay!
    [marinersk]: I definitely love it when my $current_taask=& taskPop(); if ($current_task eq $original_task) { } is true.

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