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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: t/modules/proxy.t fails with httpd-2.1
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2004 20:07:40 GMT
Joe Schaefer wrote:
> Joe Orton <jorton@redhat.com> writes:
> 
> 
>>On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 10:43:22AM -0500, Joe Schaefer wrote:
>>
>>>Stas Bekman <stas@stason.org> writes:
>>>
>>>
>>>>One needs to go through a deprecation cycle before any backwards
>>>>compatibility in the same generation of the project can be dropped.
>>>
>>>Heh, a search for "deprecation cycle" on marc's dev@httpd archives 
>>>comes up empty.  
>>
>>I'm not sure really what you expect.  That no API changes can be made
>>during 2.1 development unless they were predicted ahead of time by N
>>years and marked with a red dot? 
> 
> 
> I think what Stas was expecting something similar to the perl5
> versioning rules: misfeatures that occur minor version $X  (X even) 
> cannot be removed until $X+4, and must first be marked deprecated
> in $X+2.  I'm just pointing out that dev@httpd has never discussed
> doing something like that, so Stas is mistaken if he's expecting 
> dev@httpd to follow such rules.

Mea culpa

> Not that I think it'd be a bad thing though, because it would 
> provide specific guidance about when to bump the minor number.
> But I won't be lobbying for this on dev@httpd any time soon :-)

Amen.

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