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Re: Releasing a module with breaking changes

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Nov 12, 2008 at 00:52 UTC ( #723036=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Releasing a module with breaking changes

When I did the upgrade in DBM::Deep 0.9 to 1.x, the file format needed to be broken severely. I made it very clear in the documentation what was up. I also provided detection for old file formats and an upgrader (that mostly works). Beyond that, there's not much you can do without changing namespaces (like Apache -> Apache2).

My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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