[wp-hackers] fixes for old versions

Guy wphax at nullamatix.com
Fri Jan 8 14:40:03 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 4:08 AM, Steve Taylor <steve at sltaylor.co.uk> wrote:
>> Past that, the concern is the unknown quantity of plugin
>> compatibility.
> [snip]
> So what I try to do is to stick to simple plugins to add specific
> individual pieces of functionality. Even if I need a lot of
> functionality, it's better to have 50 plugins that all work than one
> major do-everything plugin which breaks every time I upgrade. And if
> one of these "minor" plugins does break, then it's much less of a big
> deal for some small functionality to be missing from a site
> temporarily.
> That's just my opinion, of course.
> -Otto


Makes perfect sense. Your opinion is shared by the Unix and GNU folks, too.


"Doug McIlroy, the inventor of Unix pipes and one of the founders of
the Unix tradition, summarized the philosophy as follows: This is the
Unix philosophy: Write programs that do one thing and do it well.
Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text
streams, because that is a universal interface. This is usually
abridged to "Write programs that do one thing and do it well".


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