Oracle is completely incompetent

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:


From the release notes: “The old syntax was meant to be only deprecated, but it was accidentally completely removed.”

How could Oracle have possibly “accidentally completely removed” the old syntax for setting a password even though it “was meant to be only deprecated”, without being completely incompetent?

I can not in my wildest imagination come up with a scenario in which a competent developer could possibly “accidentally remove” something like that. If they made such a huge “accident” with that security feature, what other terrible negligent “accidents” lurk just beneath the surface of this new release of MySQL?