An Observation

Fletcher T. Penney fletcher at
Mon May 16 23:40:37 EDT 2011

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 11:16 PM, David Parsons <orc at> wrote:

>    As an implementer, I'm *very* happy that the language has become

> stable; this means I get to spend my coding time fixing bugs instead

> of chasing the latest "I got bored, so I rewrote everything" release.

> (something I can't say for some of the extensions I try to support,

> which have silently morphed since I copied them.)

True. But it is nice when bugs get fixed that have been known about
for 5+ years. Or features that were suggested and then never
implemented, forcing every other version to implement them in their
own way (e.g. footnotes)


Fletcher T. Penney
fletcher at

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