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Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag




On 2018-02-04 08:22:23 -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 12:48:45AM +1300, Richard Hector wrote:
> > In which case, it should refuse to accept '4/2/2018' at all, right?
> 
> It can't, that would break working scripts. This is the heart of the
> problem: we know the parser is horrible, confusing, and irregular, but any
> attempt to change it will break lots of stuff that depends on the current
> brokenness.

It is not rare that the behavior of utilities change and break
scripts. So, why not here, in particular for a good reason?

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