--On 31. Mai 2007 20:08:02 +0200 Dieter Maurer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Jim Fulton wrote at 2007-5-31 10:12 -0400:In thinking about how we might specify that we want to depend on major versions but sometimes need to specify minimum versions, the following occurred to me: - Suppose that we always had access to the latest released version, - Suppose that, within a major release, all releases were backward compatible, Then I assert that there is no *need* to specify a minimum release within a major release.I fear my colleagues responsible to maintain the productive versions would not be happy: They want the system to be as stable as possible. If they need to introduce a new component, they usually prefer to just add this one component. Only if this forces other updates, they reluctantly will make them. The motivation for this behaviour: even if a newer version is supposed to be backward compatible, it often has slightly different behaviour which may trigger bugs in the other parts of a complex system.
That's why one should have enough tests...although tests will never cover all cases. -aj
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