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Rudd-O.com: Backwards compatibility: not backward at all

Jan 17, 2007, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Ian's concern is simple: he wants backwards compatibility. In the vernacular, this means old applications must not malfunction in new systems. He recognizes, at the same time, that backwards compatibility is perceived as a rather laborious and unrewarding task, especially impeded due to the nature of our distributed development efforts.

"He's right about that, and I'm thankful that he's pushing for more backwards compatibility. Let's understand why."

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