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[Bug 12267] <video> Make video state transitions happen in the same task as firing events

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Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 10:50:47 +0000
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--- Comment #26 from David Singer <singer@apple.com> 2011-05-17 10:50:46 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #25)
> (In reply to comment #24)
> > Time-based programming is not easy, and there are limited ways it can be made
> > so.
> I have a hard time decoding what it is you're arguing, if anything. Are you
> saying that we shouldn't try to eliminate/reduce race conditions because it
> won't solve all problems? That it isn't worth the implementation effort?
> Something else?

 I am arguing against the idea that somehow we should try to make buggy scripts
'work'.  I have no problem with the idea that we should strive to make buggy
scripts less likely in the first place, that writing naturally is less likely
to be buggy.

In particular, bugs of the kind "I wrote this assuming that the world was
standing still" when it clearly is not, are going to be hard to make into

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