Yes, I've been meaning to submit a PR. The last one contained several other 
changes which were substantially more controversial. My plan was to split 
the PR up into smaller changes.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 4:48:21 PM UTC-4, Páll Haraldsson wrote:
>
> On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 4:50:26 PM UTC, Fengyang Wang wrote:
>>
>> but type piracy is bad practice. This method should really be in Base.
>>
>
> As always, if something, should be in Base or Julia, then I think a PR is 
> welcome.
>
> [Maybe I do not fully understand this (yes, type piracy I guess equals, 
> accessing internal variable, that would be Private (to not violate Parnas' 
> Principles) in other languages).
>
> I like how Julia avoids Hoare's self-admitted billion dollar mistake. It 
> seems to violate Parnas' but since no type can subtype a concrete type, it 
> may not, or at least that violation can always be avoided(?).]
>
> -- 
> Palli.
>
>

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