On Saturday 17 December 2005 22:18, Ryan Davis wrote:
> I'm concerned that 1.8.3's acceptance of non-backwards-compatible
> changes to YAML is setting a bad precedence for ruby release
> management. I don't think that point (read: bug-fix) releases should
> accept and release anything that would break compatibility with
> versions of the same major.minor value. Further, I don't think that
> backwards incompatibility should be introduced on minor revs without
> a minor rev in-between marking such a feature as deprecated.

Note that there is still another unfixed-as-of-1.8.4 YAML change:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/6115

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/6159 (Proposed 
patch)

Caleb