[development] Module backwards compatibility

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Aug 13 13:18:18 UTC 2007

Quoting Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com>:

> The API changes from one version to another are not simply removing one
> function and adding another.  The data structures change, because they have
> to for some features.

One of the 4.6.x, 4.7.x and 5.x modules is named legacy[1] to provide 
supposed backward compatibility[2].  I do not know if it works, haven't 
tried it.  Is is sticking around for 6.x?  Should it go away?  I've 
never seen it mentioned in this or the support list as a viable 
solution. I don't find it listed[3] so maybe it is gone already.

[1] http://drupal.org/handbook/modules/legacy
[2] http://api.drupal.org/api/file/modules/legacy/legacy.module/5
[3] http://api.drupal.org/?q=api/file/modules/legacy/legacy.module/6


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