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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Issues for 2.1.8
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2005 21:58:05 GMT
Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> Sometimes things are marked experimental not because they are unstable
> in the sense that they contain a disproportionate ammount of bugs we
> have yet to notice, but rather are unstable in the sense that their
> behaviour or API may change in future versions - because the developers
> havn't quite got a feel for what might be optimal in the majority case
> yet.

And all the more reason they can't exist in stable.  You *CAN'T* change
the API of any shipped module, because you are forced to bump the module
major if the resulting change is ABI-incompatible.  That hurts every
third party installed module, not simply the affected module.

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