As far as the binary encoding is concerned, it won't care. Obviously any
code involved would need to be changed, and it *might* impact the text-based
encoding (I don't know for sure; I simply don't use this encoding).

Marc

On 18 November 2010 16:56, Cameron <cameron.develo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this, but I haven't found
> it spelled out anywhere so I wanted to ask to be sure:
>
> Can you change or rename a field name without affecting backwards
> compatibility?
>
> I assume the answer is yes because you qualify a field with a tag
> number. Field names are just for the compiled java/cpp/py files that
> are generated, correct?
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