[SDL] The status of SDL 2.0 ?
prefect_ at gmx.net
Thu Jul 3 14:56:01 PDT 2003
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On Thursday 03 July 2003 23:08, Matthias Bach wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 3. Juli 2003 22:28 schrieb Nicolai Haehnle:
> > I agree. SDL_SetVideoMode() should be deprecated, but kept around for
> > source code compatibility (if source code compatibility is even
> > possible).
> Just one stupid question: Why source-code compatibility at all? Isn't the
> main purpose of major version-changes to create something new, not being
> stopped by compatibility issues? Don't you usually do major-version
> changes because it's a new design that's not compatible to the old one?
It makes it easier for programmers to start using the new version when they
don't need any of the new features of the new version. Granted, SDL 2.0 is
probably a case where this is impossible, simply because SDL 1.x is quite
limited compared to what some would like to see in SDL 2.0. But why break
stuff just because you can?
> just wondering
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