Thanks for the heads-up on this change! Good show.
On Jul 31, 3:06 pm, Isaiah <supp...@yourhead.com> wrote:
> First off, thanks for the heads up and giving us a large lead time.
> It's what I asked for in a previous email, and even if you never read
> that email and this isn't a response to me at all. I'll say thanks
> anyway, because it's great. :-)
> But, forgive me if I'm off base, but you're saying this change is
> going to happen just like a switch. One minute the API will behave
> one way, then next minute the API will behave differently?
> Doesn't this level of behavior change merit a bit of a deprecation
> period where both behaviors function?
> After a sudden change any app still using the old behavior is
> guaranteed to fail. If the app fixes early then it will fail up until
> the api change. In other words, ALL APPS that use this api call WILL
> be guaranteed to FAIL for some period of time. That seems like a
> pretty ugly prospect.
> Many api temper this sort of change in behavior by adding a new method
> call or a new argument to the method call. And for some period of
> time letting both function while marking the old method deprecated,
> use at the risk of being abandoned without warning at the next
> update. This lets apps update from one functioning call to another
> functioning call without users experiencing any downtime.
> I understand that some changes might need to be rolled in quickly to
> avert infrastructure disaster or to patch security holes, but with 2
> weeks notice, I'm guessing that's not what we're dealing with here.
> YourHead Software
> On Jul 31, 2009, at 11:09 AM, Arik Fraimovich wrote:
> > On Jul 31, 9:03 pm, Alex Payne <a...@twitter.com> wrote:
> >> To clarify, since several people have asked: this pending change does
> >> NOT mean that pagination is required. You can still attempt to
> >> retrieve all IDs in one call, but be aware that this is likely to
> >> time
> >> out or fail for users with large social graphs.
> > What is defined as "large social graphs"?
> > --
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