[Libreoffice-commits] core.git: 6 commits - offapi/com offapi/type_reference sc/inc sc/qa sc/source

Zolnai Tamás zolnaitamas2000 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 11:53:49 UTC 2016

Hi Stephan,

2016-11-21 10:52 GMT+01:00 Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com>:
> On 11/20/2016 12:43 AM, Tamás Zolnai wrote:
>> commit eb27a63a38ee7d15292dc40520b0605e4c2228e2
>> Author: Tamás Zolnai <zolnaitamas2000 at gmail.com>
>> Date:   Sat Nov 19 22:27:20 2016 +0100
>>     [API Change] PivotMedian: Add median to pivot table function type
> Are you sure that this incompatible change is acceptable?  Can you give some
> rationale why that would be so (e.g., this functionality might be known to
> be hardly useful for 3rd party code anyway).

Yes. Calc code uses UNO API, that's why I needed to make this
modification. The 3rd party code here is Calc.

> Why did you add the new member in the middle, changing the values of many
> existing members?  Adding it to the end would at least reduce the risk of
> breaking things.

I thought we can change API on an incompatible way in main versions
like 5.3. Was I wrong here?
I added to the middle because I tried to add it to a reasonable place
in this list. Median can be in a group with Average, Maximum and
Minimum in meaning, but of course I can take it down to the end if
that's your main problem.

In general I don't agree with that idea to fear to change anything in
the API, because it ties the development of it. API actually should
follow the changes of the internal code. Of course, I accept that it
should be done a reasonable way, along a reasonable policy. So my
question is, when I can change API in an incompatible way? What is the
policy here?


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