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Re: lib/39684 (RB_REMOVE trashes link to tree, when requested to remove object that isn't in tree)

The following reply was made to PR lib/39684; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Quentin Garnier <>
To: Matti Lehtonen <m-Matti-a.Lehtonen%IKI.Fi@localhost>
Subject: Re: lib/39684 (RB_REMOVE trashes link to tree, when requested to
        remove object that isn't in tree)
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 13:48:27 +0200

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 On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 01:53:35PM +0300, Matti Lehtonen wrote:
 > Hi!
 > In perfect world that "garbage in, garbage out" reasoning would be
 > good enough. However, this isn't perfect world, there aren't
 > applications that are *perfect*.
 > Let's hope that this function isn't ever used in mission critical
 > environments like hospital devices, aeroplanes, satellites, nuclear
 > plants etc
 You know, the fact that you're the one letting your code logic do
 something that it should not do puts you in a very bad position to make
 such comments.  If code of yours runs into any of the devices you list,
 could you tell us brands and exact models?  I feel kind of worried.
 Quentin Garnier - -
 "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
 [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
 KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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