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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: another naming question
Date Fri, 26 Dec 1997 11:55:00 GMT
Alexei Kosut wrote:
> If everyone else but me thinks that having modules only
> be source-compatible between different versions of Apache, I guess I can
> live with that. But it seems like the wrong thing to do. I'm typing this
> right now on a Mac running MacOS 8. It been ten years since the Macintosh
> was released. Nearly every single bit of the OS has been rewritten at
> least twice since then. Entire new chunks have been added, to do things
> that Bill Atkinson and Jef Raskin never dreamed of in 1983. But if I dig
> out my Mac 512 from the garage, and take out one of the disks with an
> application on it, unless that app tries to directly access the hardware,
> it will still run, unmodified, on the computer I'm staring at right now.

Huh? How come, then, when I worked in typesetting, we always had to run
at least two different versions of MacOS to get all the packages we used
to work?



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