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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Client-Server wire compatibility?
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:43:39 GMT
On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 12:10 AM, Matteo Bertozzi <theo.bertozzi@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 4:20 AM, lars hofhansl <larsh@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > The idea actually was that a new client can never be 100% supported,
> since
> > a user could use it accessing new features that the server does not
> > understand.
>
>
> I think that it is fine if we have exceptions not handled when a client
> tries to ask a new features on an old server.
> but my question was about old operations. e.g. Assuming that you do a
> create table with all the arguments/configuration that the old server was
> able to understand, is it fair to have a 1.1 client that throws an
> exception against a 1.0 server because in the new 1.1 the create logic is
> not compatible?
>

​​That question hinges on why the create logic is not compatible. ​We have
guidelines that allow us flexibility to break things at clearly defined
points, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't avoid doing so wherever
possible. Why can't create remain wire compatible in this case? Is there a
JIRA?

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