One case where generated APIs are not backward 

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:22:41 PM UTC-7, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:11 PM, Patrick Wendell < 
> <javascript:>> wrote: 
> > Established based on what conventions? 
> On the convention of how protobuf releases have been done... Would you 
> be happier if it was protobuf2 4.0 and protobuf2 5.0? 
> > It means that if you want to write a library that uses proto-bufs you 
> can't 
> > inter-operate with other libraries that also use protobufs. 
> Not ones that use protobufs compiled against a different major version 
> of the library. These come out every year or two. AFAIK this has 
> always been the case. (You can avoid this problem by just building the 
> proto as part of the build process rather than shipping the generated 
> files. I'm fairly sure that the generated API's should be 
> backwards-compatible.) 
> Hopefully someone from Google can address your other concerns. 
>   -ilia 

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