bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Mon Apr 2 10:51:03 EDT 2018
When Apple went from Carbon to Cocoa, the offered their developers no such migration utility (to my knowledge at least). What they DID do is inform people well in advance of depricating Carbon that the time was coming where adherence to Cocoa would be mandatory, and they offered frameworks and programming guidelines, saying, "Do this this way from now on". There was plenty of time to make the updates. Those who didn't found their software would not run.
RunRev has essentially done things the same way. There is usually a lot of discussion and plenty of time and warning before they deprecate anything, and they are very loathe to do it. They almost always opt for backwards compaibility.
> On Mar 30, 2018, at 20:01 , Rick Harrison via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Whenever you deprecate code you may be destroying
> someone’s life’s coding work. There should always be
> at least a rock solid migration utility offered that will
> make any such deprecations completely smooth,
> and painless for anyone who has to make the changes.
> Just my 2 cents for the day. ;-)
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