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Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts

Author hdara at primavera dot com
Full name hdara at primavera dot com
Date 2004-09-28 14:29:05 PDT
Message Oliver Bock <oliver at g7 dot org> wrote on 09/28/2004 02:11:22 PM:

> Nobody worried about making scripts backwards compatible when the
> switch was made to HttpClient, and I'm not inclined to do so in this
> case either because I prefer to keep the code as simple as possible.
> (Your suggestion would require me to overload at least five different
> functions.) The change I've made takes scripts to a canonical form
> that will not require changing again. However I will be happy to
> provide a PERL script for fixing existing scripts if anyone wants it.
>
>
> Oliver

I wasn't even a MaxQ user when this change happened so I can't really
comment on it, but whenever I make any change, I keep this in mind,
because without an upgrade path there is no tool that will be successful.
Imagine users having to constantly rewrite/fix their scripts just to
upgrade to a version which has a fix for a bug that they are bothered
about. All that I mean is that the runtime should be capable of executing
old scripts, even thought current script format is different. Of course,
this is not a hard and fast rule, and providing a perl script (which will
work, unlike the one which exists to split large scripts) can be a
reasonable solution.

Thanks,
Hari

>
> ---
> On 29/09/2004, at 03:29, hdara at primavera dot com wrote:
>
> > Oliver,
> >
> > I am wondering if any of your changes (such as using pythong arryas
> > instead of ArrayList) are going to break existing scripts. What I
> > recommend is to leave the original methods just like that and add new
> > methods for your changes (such as adding a method that takes arrays
> > instead of changing the existing one). This will make it easier for
> > uses
> > to upgrade (including me).
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Hari


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[maxq-dev] Obese scripts oliverbock Oliver Bock 2004-09-27 14:51:38 PDT
     Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-09-27 15:08:32 PDT
         Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-09-27 15:21:33 PDT
             Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts oliverbock Oliver Bock 2004-09-27 20:59:38 PDT
                 Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-09-27 22:14:42 PDT
                 Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts bitter lee 2004-09-27 23:37:48 PDT
                     Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts oliverbock Oliver Bock 2004-09-29 14:32:39 PDT
                         Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts bitter lee 2004-09-29 18:49:38 PDT
                 Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts bitter lee 2004-09-27 23:38:33 PDT
                     Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts hdara at primavera dot com hdara at primavera dot com 2004-09-28 10:29:04 PDT
                         Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts oliverbock Oliver Bock 2004-09-28 14:11:22 PDT
                             Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts hdara at primavera dot com hdara at primavera dot com 2004-09-28 14:29:05 PDT
                                 Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts oliverbock Oliver Bock 2004-09-28 16:10:32 PDT
                                 Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts avery1701 Matt Avery 2004-09-29 07:07:51 PDT
                                     Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts avery1701 Matt Avery 2004-09-29 07:49:04 PDT
                                         Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts hdara at primavera dot com hdara at primavera dot com 2004-09-29 10:16:43 PDT
         Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts oliverbock Oliver Bock 2004-09-27 20:54:23 PDT
             Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-09-27 22:10:32 PDT
                 [maxq-dev] Regular expressions in Jython? fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-09-27 22:40:49 PDT
                     Re: [maxq-dev] Regular expressions in Jython? oliverbock Oliver Bock 2004-09-28 14:08:27 PDT
                         Re: [maxq-dev] Regular expressions in Jython? fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-09-28 14:13:34 PDT
     Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts hdara at primavera dot com hdara at primavera dot com 2004-09-27 15:26:32 PDT
         Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts oliverbock Oliver Bock 2004-09-27 21:00:49 PDT
             Re: [maxq-dev] Obese scripts hdara at primavera dot com hdara at primavera dot com 2004-09-27 22:47:15 PDT
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