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Vanishing objects bug

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Tue Jan 2 03:01:46 1996 )

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 08:43:01 +0100
From: silovic@srce.hr (Miroslav Silovic)
To: coldstuff@tombstone.sunrem.com

I noticed very insidious bug. Occasionally, an object name vanishes from
the global lookup table. The object still exists and is valid, but
attempts to get it by $reference fail (it happened with $backdoor
on pippin site). An object can be retrieved if you know its parents
(use descendants() and toint() to find its numerical reference, and
then @rename it to reset its $name. Ignore the traceback).