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GeneralRe: Microsoft is adding a new key to PC keyboards for the first time since 1994 Pin
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News“Singularities don’t exist,” claims black hole pioneer Roy Kerr Pin
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GeneralRe: “Singularities don’t exist,” claims black hole pioneer Roy Kerr Pin
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GeneralRe: “Singularities don’t exist,” claims black hole pioneer Roy Kerr Pin
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NewsSemantic Versioning is a terrible mistake Pin
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GeneralRe: Semantic Versioning is a terrible mistake Pin
Greg Utas3-Jan-24 9:39
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Quote:
Here’s the problem: people interpret SemVer [numbering releases using the a.b.c convention] as permission to make breaking changes.
What's a breaking change? If, for example, it modifies a function's arguments but is well documented so that users can easily change their code, big deal. The other end of the spectrum is something that forces non-trivial rework in some applications.
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If you need to make a breaking change to your API, it means you screwed up.
Bzzt. At the trivial end, it means that the surface-to-volume ratio is being properly managed. No one can predict all future requirements. At the nasty end, it means consulting with users and giving them advance notice if a framework requires significant evolution in some area to better support new requirements.

This article strikes me as 🐘ing entitled whining. People can stay on the current release if they don't want to put in the effort to evolve their software. Either that, or they chose the wrong vendor.
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NewsMicrosoft rebrands its iOS and Android web browser to Microsoft Edge: AI Browser Pin
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NewsSteam no longer supports Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 Pin
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