[jdom-interest] detach() [eg]

Dennis Sosnoski dms at sosnoski.com
Thu Apr 26 11:15:26 PDT 2001

I'd suggest that if this is the case there should be a warning to developers on the
download page that all "beta" builds should be considered trial only and are not
intended for production work.

Again, you guys have really promoted this package. I've seen a lot of people using it
who probably wouldn't if they realized they'll likely need to change their code to
use a later build. The idea that the new API is better than the old one doesn't
necessarily help when it means code is broken.

  - Dennis

Jason Hunter wrote:

> Backward compatibility is something to strive for where possible, but
> it's not an overriding concern.  The rule of thumb is that if we break
> someone's code we should at least reward them with a new API that's
> better than before.  If we break people's code too much, they leave.  If
> we're afraid to ever break code, we might as well be 1.0.
> -jh-
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