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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [c++] boolean options for qpidd
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:04:59 GMT
Gordon Sim wrote:
> Rajith Attapattu wrote:
>> I don't have an preference for any particular syle (ie --no-data-dir
>> vs --data-dir=false).
>> But I do think that having a consistent pattern is more important.
>>
>> Do we have to worry about being backwards compatible at this point?
>> Even our client API's are not .
> 
> I think we intend to make every effort to keep the APIs backward 
> compatible. There have indeed been changes that break this in the past, 
> but they are not undertaken likely. Now we are out the incubator I think 
> we will try even harder to avoid such changes.
> 
> I accept there is a minor inconsistency in the broker options. I don't 
> get the sense it's a big issue for most users though, and consequently 
> I'm not convinced there is enough justification for the change.

+1

We are a released software product now, any change that would break an existing 
users application needs to be carefully considered on its merits.

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