Santa came early this year. I want to shoot him.
nick at ccl4.org
Tue Dec 23 11:53:04 GMT 2008
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 03:34:13AM -0800, Ovid wrote:
> For Christmas, Santa's given me a heisenbug in 5.8.8. I'm not going to report it, though, as I can't reproduce a minimal test case. From the relevant paragraph:
> Trying to reduce that to a minimal test case for a bug report
> has failed miserably. It appears that any sort of assignment
> anywhere in the like_xpath code will cause these tests to pass
> and the mere act of moving the affected files to other
> directories also appears to make tests pass. Running these tests
> under the debugger also makes them pass. Printing out any
> affected variables makes these tests pass. Hell, I suspect that
> breathing heavy would make these tests pass.
> It's days like this which *really* make me pine for Ruby.
Ruby has no heisenbugs?
Other than that, I'm not quite sure what it brings that Perl lacks here.
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