[ros-dev] compatibility vs. correctness
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Mon Dec 8 18:36:14 CET 2008
Steven Edwards wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Dmitry Gorbachev
> <d.g.gorbachev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I believe that people wish "perfect world" API as an optional feature, not
>> that they really want to broke compatibility.
> We discussed something like this years ago. It would be nice if every
> sort of legacy API that has any sort of hacks for brokeness as part of
> its implementation, could be isolated and a simple recompile with
> something like a #define NO_LEGACY_WIN32 so you could recompile
> without the hacks. Not really that useful for the real world as you
> need the backward compatibility..
Useful for the developer world. If I know that 'running in ReactOS'
means that the program is
Win32 strict, I'll favour developing on ROS, as then I will make better
Another option would be instead of just failing, sending out a warning
on stderr whenever a
compatibility hack is applied.
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