[Rcpp-devel] macros RCPP_FUNCTION_...,
h.wickham at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 15:50:21 CEST 2013
On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 19 June 2013 at 15:12, Romain Francois wrote:
> | So:
> | - when we release Rcpp 0.10.4 nothing changes. people can still enjoy
> | using this feature, if anyone is.
> | - when we release Rcpp 0.10.5 the feature is still there, but with extra
> | annoying warnings
> | - when we release Rcpp 0.10.6 the feature is gone.
> | Considering we release now approximately quarterly, this leaves a period
> | between 6 and 9 months before the feature is gone.
> The period between a (released) announcement and the removal will not be less
> than 12 months.
For API breaking changes, I think it's good practice to increment a
bigger version number - so I think you should remove it until 0.11.0.
It's also not like it's impossible to get old versions from Rcpp for
CRAN, so if someone's code does break they do already have recourse.
Chief Scientist, RStudio
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