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We know how to manage mutation, though...

We know how to manage mutation, though...

Posted Dec 4, 2008 14:47 UTC (Thu) by davecb (subscriber, #1574)
Parent article: Debugfs and the making of a stable ABI

Multics addressed that, back before Unix existed, as it needed to support controlled change.

Paul Stachour wrote about the process in Observations about Software Maintenance at

I've used it for avoiding "flag days" in new software whose API was still mutating, which sounds a lot like this case

--dave (who typed Paul's talk in) c-b

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