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05-25-10, 07:55 AM   #6
A Deviate Faerie Dragon
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Taint is dangerous because it spreads through execution path, so even something that is seen as a innocent taint might have adverse and weird effect on the overall UI at a later time, or when something specific occurs. This leads to confusion about why and how some weird bug or unresponsive UI occurs when it's in fact a taint.

So overall, I would suggest being very careful and conscious about taint. For instance, a lot of people use the UIFrameFade/UIFrameFlash API as if tainting them had no consequence, where in fact it breaks the default UI when someone uses the internal voice chat.
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