Re: [AMBER-Developers] misused intent(out)

From: Scott Brozell <>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 01:42:25 -0400


On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 07:51:25AM -0400, case wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 01, 2010, Scott Brozell wrote:
> >
> > And the answer is ... it's not standard conforming code and is a
> > lurking bug.
> It is still my view that "lurking bugs" don't qualify for bugfixes..this is
> the sort of thing that has always been folded into subsequent releases.
> Changing the code always presents some danger of breaking things, especially
> since it's easy for patch files to become inconsistent with the the (possibly
> modified) code that some user might have.

I agree that there's a balancing act, but since a possible symptom of this
lurking bug is an incorrect simulation that may not be obviously wrong
as opposed to an obvious or innocuous problem (a compilation failure,
a slow run, a seg fault, etc.), i think better safe than sorry.


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