[maplab-users] MapScript Backwards compatibility?

Daniel Morissette
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 10:39:52 -0500
"Tweedy, Scott" wrote:
> In my code I have references to the size member of the ClassObj Class.  In
> the hierarchy of MapScript_37 this member has been moved to the StyleObj
> Class.  Are there plans to make MapScript_37 backwards compatible with older
> versions of MapScript, or should be rewrite older code?

No, there are no plans to make MapScript backwards compatible.  MapLab
will eventually be upgraded to produce 3.7-compatible code, but
MapScript itself won't be changed.

I realize this lack of backwards compatibility can be a pain for
developers, but OTOH there are also important drawbacks (especially with
performance) if you carry old legacy stuff just for the sake of
backwards compatibility.

 Daniel Morissette     
 DM Solutions Group    

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