[racket-dev] `compatibility' (was: [plt] Push #25038: master branch updated)

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 2 08:40:16 EDT 2012

backwards compatibility does not mean you must have a substitute. Your concerns should be registered however for future attempts to deprecate this feature -- if it is used. 

On Aug 1, 2012, at 8:18 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> 20 minutes ago, Robby Findler wrote:
>> I think the idea is that "compatibility" means "we are keeping this
>> to be backwards compatible with unknown code that is using it" (or
>> at least, that's one of the meanings).
> Sounds like `scheme/nest' should be there too then.  But in any case,
> what bugs me about putting `*/package' there is that there's no
> substitute for it, so labeling it as such seems wrong.
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