[erlang-questions] : Was Re: Bug ?! now Erlang comment (LONG LONG)

Raimo Niskanen <>
Fri Oct 27 11:03:53 CEST 2006

On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 10:13:06AM +0200, Bengt Kleberg wrote:
> On 2006-10-26 23:35,  wrote:
> ...deleted
> > I can continue, but it would be more interesting to also read some
> > arguments from users who are pro maintaining backwards compatibility.
> perhaps the users that are _really_ interested in backwards 
> compatibility are not on the list?
> i would imagine (speculation) that large commercial users that pay for 
> erlang are more into backwards compatibility, and less into 
> erlang-questions.
> as always, i could be wrong.

I think you are sooo right.

If there is _ANY_ suspicion a new release would cause _ANY_ upgrade
problems the customers paying most of our salaries will _NOT_ take
the new release and we will be stuck maintaining the old release
forever, adding new features from new releases when they desire;
essentially forking Erlang/OTP into two.

And that is something we do not need.

> bengt
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