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Preserving Backward Compatibility

Subversion's Garrett Rooney on ONLamp.com - Preserving Backward Compatibility:

"The first kind of compatibility most people think about is API compatibility. [...] Second is Application Binary Interface, or ABI, compatibility. [...] If your program communicates over a network, it has to deal with a third form of compatibility, client-server protocol compatibility. [...] Finally, if your program stores data somewhere, be it in a database or in files on disk or wherever, there is data format compatibility."

Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:49:04 +0000