On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 01:24:54AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote: > Somehow, you managed to miss the point entirely in your first line, > *even though* you restated it later. I don't miss the point at all. > You have assumed that it is ok to break the user system and warn > people about it. > It is not. Do not break the user system. Then no warnings are > necessary. Yes, that's what we should be aiming for. Sadly things like upstream changes may make this unreasonably difficult - for example, configuration formats may change substantially in a way that is not ameinable to automated translation or a bug fix may require incompatible changes. If we're left in this unfortunate suituation where we're going to break the user system then we ought to warn them about it. -- "You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."
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