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Just like him, I agree the inconsistency is a bug.

Gaaah! Why didn't you say that earlier? I was sure you meant that it's not a bug. Good we're coherent at last.

I only have a problem with your fix.

Well I wouldn't insist on it; I posted it because I thought it's better than nothing, than a bug that slept for 8 years. I don't have the competence though to make a more proper patch, but I do hope that at least my incomplete patch stirs attention and something will be made on the issue.

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Re^23: ref to read-only alias ... why? (notabug)
by ikegami (Pope) on Jan 19, 2012 at 01:33 UTC

    Gaaah! Why didn't you say that earlier?

    I think my earliest post in the thread was Re^4: ref to read-only alias ... why? (not consistent), which talks about how to fix the bug. Can't get any earlier than that! To my recollection, the only thing I've talked about since is how to fix the bug. One can't talk about how to fix a bug if there is no bug!