POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.object-collection : Regrets : Re: Regrets Server Time
6 Jun 2023 22:16:47 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Regrets  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 29 Mar 2016 17:18:36
Message: <56faf12c$1@news.povray.org>
On 2016-03-27 09:49 AM (-4), clipka wrote:
> Version numbering best practices (such as the "semantic versioning"
> scheme) would suggest that you call the new include file "TiltedTorus
> 3.0" (the major version number increment indicating backward
> incompatibilities), and archival best practices would suggest that you
> upload it as a new file, rather than replacing the old one. This way,
> anyone who for some reason cannot or does not want to change their scene
> can still get hold of a compatible include file.

What do you mean by "upload it as a new file, rather than replacing the 
old one" in this context?  New versions of Object Collection modules do 
not erase the old versions, although no guarantee has been made that the 
old versions will remain available in perpetuity.

One way for me to avoid the issue is to use a different name for the new 
lathe macro, and deprecate the old identifiers.

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