NationStates Jolt Archive

Disappearing delegates

20-08-2007, 20:50
On Saturday there were over 1600 UN delegates and a proposal needed 99 approvals to achieve quorum, but on Sunday these numbers had dropped to around 1300 and 79 respectively, and remain so today. What happened?

(P.S. I'm back...)
21-08-2007, 03:21
Good question. A quick grep shows 2034 regions with delegates, and my regex shouldn't have found more results than the subroutine that builds the actual list of delegates. The list should get rebuilt during the next UN update, so we'll see what happens.
21-08-2007, 18:05
Somebody was using "scalar %delegates" and taking the first number, rather than "scalar keys %delegates". The former returns the number of used buckets in the hash, whereas the latter returns the number of keys. So, what happened is that the real number of delegates went below 2048, causing perl to adjust the number of bits in the hash.