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Re: Advice on how best to handle non-backwards compatibility

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 05:30:45PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Yes. It doesn't magically disappear because one installs a lprngtool
> that is incapable of presenting it nicely in a GUI.

But the printing system DOES magically stops working if the current
incarnation of lprngtool that provides the master-filter script gets
replaced by one that doesn't.
> Think of lprngtool as a specialized editor. The file it's used to edit
> is not affected by the editor refusing to edit it.

If lprngtool was only intended as an editor, there wouldn't be an issue
here.  The problem is that it also provides PRINTING FUNCTIONALITY, and
that functionality is apparently going away.

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