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From Michael Busch <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Relax backwards-compatibility policy for package-protected APIs
Date Thu, 23 Oct 2008 07:38:31 GMT
Michael McCandless wrote:
> I think *not* having to maintain back compat of the package private 
> APIs is very important to keeping our freedom (and sanity!) to 
> continue to improve Lucene.  This is similar to marking a new API as 
> experimental and subject to suddenly change in the next release: it 
> reserves our future freedom.
> Still, I think it's OK if advanced sources want to tap into package 
> private APIs as long as we've made this policy clear.
> I agree we should explicitly call this out, clearly, in the 
> BackwardsCompatbility wiki -- Michael can you update it?
OK, it seems that everyone is ok with this. I will update the wiki.


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