[wp-hackers] Dropping the Ball

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Fri Oct 19 08:21:51 GMT 2007

It's not as if the tables were just renamed to something else or two tables

The way the data was stored was fundamentally changed. Making the old tables
exist and still operate wouldn't be as simple as just leaving the code in --
whole new code would have to have been written to convert the new format
back to the old format.

Really would make no sense.

Plus as said, if you stick to using APIs, there's only a couple specific
cases in which your plugin would break.

On 10/18/07, Chris Poteet <cpoteet at siolon.com> wrote:
> Team,
> WP 2.3 is a monumental step forward for WordPress, and I want to
> congratulate all of you for your hard work.  I'm excited to see the
> future of the application.
> The one thing I think that we short-sighted was backwards
> compatibility with the DB schema.  I'm puzzled on why we would
> continue to support legacy/deprecated functions for a time, but we
> didn't do the same for DB tables which lead to almost all of my WP
> sites breaking in one way or another?  Just think in the future we
> could be conscious of this.
> Again, great job on the new version, and I look forward to the future.
> Chris Poteet
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