Subject: Re: [boost] Breaking existing libraries
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-23 11:56:11
On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 01:59:57PM +0100, Johan R?de wrote:
> I suggest that the web pages http://www.boost.org/users/news/version_1_37_0 etc
> should clearly advertise any breaking changes.
> Maybe this page should have a section titled
> "Breaking changes" or "Compatibility" or something like that.
> During the beta testing people should be encouraged to report
> any breaking changes that have not been advertised on this page.
I agree with what you write and would suggest going slightly
further: the "Compatibility" section should be a living document
*forever*. The case at hand shows that breaking changes are not
reliably detected in the beta period.
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