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From Peter Firmstone <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: SVN Merge
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:25:12 GMT
Ok, ok, how about we cross that bridge when we come to it.

Anyone reviewing the code for me, so we don't have to?

Simon IJskes - QCG wrote:
> 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.
>
> +10!
>
>


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