Inside 245-5D

Existential Pontification and Generalized Abstract Digressions

A tale of backwards compatibility in ASTs

Those that espouse the value of backwards compatibility often claim that backwards compatibility is simply a matter of never removing things. But anyone who has published APIs that involve data structures know that the story is not so simple. I'd like to describe my thought process on a recent BC problem I'm grappling with on […]

  • December 31, 2016