[development] RFC: drupal as a moving target

Michael Favia michael at favias.org
Thu May 1 21:20:57 UTC 2008

Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> I have not entered this thread, but enough is enough.
I was counting the seconds. ;)

> An API is not a heap of functions. It's database storage, in memory data storage and operations defined over them. Can you imagine the amount of code that would be required to create the $_menu data structure available in Drupal 4.5-5 to make the menu system backwards compatible? No, you can't because you are not participating in anything going forward, just blustering on this list on and on, draining precious development resources and not adding anything. Prove me wrong! Review patches and then you will see that we are not breaking backwards compatibility because we want to hurt someone or some group. Instead, we are working day and night, relentless to make Drupal better and then all people can bleat is "but, but backwards compatibility".
I think that almost anyone who is actually going to code or contribute 
to the project in a meaningful way understands and agrees with you fully 
on this point.

Michael Favia                   michael at favias.org
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