[erlang-questions] SCTP incompatible change vote

Raimo Niskanen raimo+erlang-questions@REDACTED
Fri Jan 25 09:07:54 CET 2008

Regarding the 'adaption' -> 'adaptation' spelling change
in the lksctp API:

I will change the inet driver's use of the lksctp API to
cope with both spellings, but what to do with the
gen_sctp API in Erlang? Either:
1) I change all spellings of 'adaption' to 'adaptation'
   in the Erlang API while I am at it, that is in R12B-1,
   or in R12B-2 if I do not make the deadline. The sooner
   such a change is made the better before too many
   users are stuck with the old spelling.
2) I keep the Erlang API until the next major release
   (R13B) because such large changes should not happen
   in a minor release.
or perhaps
3) I never change the Erlang API, just to confuse
   SCTP users and to be backwards compatible.

I really do not believe 3) is a serious alternative.
But what do you (the users) want, 1) or 2) ?
Or 4) (own suggestion) ?


/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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