On Wednesday, 7 March 2018 at 06:00:30 UTC, Taylor Hillegeist
So i've seen on the forum over the years arguments about
auto-decoding (mostly) and some other things. Things that have
been considered mistakes, and cannot be corrected because of
the breaking changes it would create. And I always wonder why
not make a solution to the tune of a flag that makes things
work as they used too, and make the new behavior default.
That way the breaking change was easily fixable, and the
mistakes of the past not forever. Is it just the cost of
That's the approach used for most things, but there's a lot of
things that rely on auto-decoding, so it would be a big effort to
actually implement that.