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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-16 01:31:28

on Wed Jul 16 2008, "Robert Ramey" <> wrote:

> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Here is where we differ. Now when someone checks in a breaking
>>> change. errors pop up all over the place in test results that the
>>> author who caused the problem doesn't have any reason to check.
>>> He who has had his library broken has to investigate the cause
>>> of the sudden breakage and trace down to its source and then
>>> complain. This is a huge pain in the neck and costs a lot of
>>> time and frustration.
>> You're making a big assumption here, which is that the breaking
>> change is a bug.
> LOL - I call it a bug - you can call it a feature. Regardless, it is an
> (unannounced)
> interface change.

Whether it's announced or not matters a lot, but in this conversation
both you and Emil have consistently failed to make a distinction AFAICT.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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