At 14:39 10/5/2001, Jani Taskinen wrote:
>On Thu, 10 May 2001, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> >What does that mean that it takes 'too long', though.  Too long for
> >what?  I don't see any strong reason to nuke it at all, definitely not in
> >the near future.
> >Remember people, there are millions of users out there who don't appreciate
> >us at all for every downwards-compatibility break that we make, and for a
> >good reason.
>Hmm..I haven't seen millions of emails about ANY downwards-compatibility
>break. I haven't seen ANY emails about them. So where do they send them?

The big ones don't send emails.  They simply don't upgrade, and they're 
very sour about being forced to stay behind, in terms of functionality, 
stability and security, because we break compatibility.  I personally 
talked to dozens of those.

>If you tell in e.g. NEWS file "This version will break this and that"
>why would anyone get pissed? They had been warned. Let them use the old
>versions then.

Just a simple example, there are dozens more - consider an ISP that has a 
few dozen different sites hosted on his server.  Can you even begin to 
imagine the mess it is to upgrade his server to a version that breaks 
downwards compatibility?


Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CTO &  co-founder, Zend Technologies Ltd.

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