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From Martin Sebor <se...@roguewave.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r574618 - in /incubator/stdcxx/trunk: README configure.bat generate.bat
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2007 00:43:06 GMT
Eric Lemings wrote:
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Martin Sebor [mailto:sebor@roguewave.com] 
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:21 PM
>> To: stdcxx-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: svn commit: r574618 - in 
>> /incubator/stdcxx/trunk: README configure.bat generate.bat
>>
>> Since this change affects a user interface to the library I think
>> we should provide a migration path for the transition to the new
>> interface. I suggest we keep generate.bat but make it a symbolic
>> link to configure.bat and deprecate it so that it can be removed
>> in 4.3.
>>
>> Martin
> 
> Migration paths are almost always A Good Thing and I agree: a link is a
> good idea.  However, I just want to point out that these Windows files
> were only present in one whole release of STDCXX.  I doubt backward
> compatibility is a serious hurdle in this particular case.  :-P

You're probably right, but adding the link is cheap and, IMO, worth
the peace of mind that we won't be breaking anyone's code, no matter
how unlikely the breakage is. Plus, it will give us the opportunity
to exercise our deprecation policy! ;-)

Martin

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