D3 is potentially damaging
russel at winder.org.uk
Sun May 6 07:30:18 PDT 2012
On Sun, 2012-05-06 at 15:18 +0200, deadalnix wrote:
> PHP does a good job with that. I include supporting several versions of
> the language at a given moment.
I have to say I thought reacting to the idea of D2->D3 with "there must
not be a D3, it would be a disaster" is just wrong. Clearly there can be
a D3 if that proves to be a good thing. Then possibly a D4. It is all
about evolution, marketing and expectation management. Saying there
will never be a D3 is as off-putting as having a D3 too soon.
For lessons in what to do and what not to do I offer Java.
The 1.2 -> 1.4.2 sequence was handled reasonably well. Up to 5 and
thence to 7 were handled very badly. The revised JCP EC have forced a
much better process and I see 8 onwards being handled at least
Of course there are still people using 1.3 which is outrageous.
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