Martin v. Loewis wrote:
"M.-A. Lemburg" email@example.com writes:
I don't think that porting to a new platform falls under this definition, a new encoding might (but then only if the encoding is so popular that people consider its absence a bug)
Here we go. If "many people consider absence of foo a bug" is enough to allow for a change, I can backport any change if I only find enough people to testify that absence of that change is a bug...
No, I was not talking about a missing foo; the comment was specifically about an encoding. Adding a new encoding would not need applications to be changed since the encoding information is part of the processed data.
Anyway, if this confuses too much, simply go for the more restrictive: no new features at all paradigm.