Platform policy question: API compatability in minor releases
magnus at therning.org
Sat May 9 16:26:43 EDT 2009
Duncan Coutts wrote:
> Should we allow compatible API additions to a library in a minor
> release of the platform?
> The choice is between allowing only bug fixes in minor releases,
> or also allowing new features that add APIs but do not change
> any existing APIs.
How has this been handled historically by the GHC team?
I lean towards only doing bug-fixing in minor releases, at least if the
6-monthly release schedule for major releases can be kept.
Magnus Therning (OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4)
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