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From Simon IJskes - QCG <si...@qcg.nl>
Subject Re: SVN Merge
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:18:09 GMT
On 11-01-12 09:26, Dan Creswell wrote:
> "once we publish them we're stuck with them"
> Why? Presumably we're stuck with them in the same way that Intel are
> stuck with continuing to support a huge legacy?
> Of course I don't subscribe to such an attitude - if they're broken,
> we fix them. Even internet API's behave this way in spite of all the
> good REST'ian things said about preserving URL's etc because nothing
> else is practical. We routinely see fork'ing of internet API's or
> versioning where an old API remains but in a run-down, no longer
> supported state whilst development goes on elsewhere. That's the
> equivalent of leaving an API in an old version of the River kit and
> replacing it in a newer version.
> Nothing is perfect at release, there's nothing wrong with trying to be
> as right as possible but there are limits and we need to recognise
> that rather than obsess over achieving the impossible.
> Dan.


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