And, now that I'm thinking about it, your version isn't prone to memory leaks because you don't have any lexical variables (which may be a good reason for writing it the way you did). It was the use of lexicals that, potentially, could create memory leaks in Error.
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Being unknowing, is not the same as being stupid.
Expressing a contrary opinion, whether to the individual or the group, is more often a sign of deeper thought than of cantankerous belligerence.
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