Gregory Brown wrote:
> I am setting up two threads in the hopes that we can see names
> attached to opinions about the decision to break backwards
> compatibility between Ruby 1.8.6 and Ruby 1.8.7+
> This one is for those who wish that Ruby 1.8 would go *back* to being
> 1.8.6 compatible in Ruby 1.8.8.   If you agree with this, share your
> thoughts or at least a simple '+1'.  If you disagree, please find the
> other thread titled 'If you are happy with the direction of Ruby
> 1.8.7, respond'.  If you are in the middle, I don't know what you
> should do... write two posts?
> 
> My goal is to survey ruby-talk so that the core Ruby team has a chance
> to see what people really want.  I'm curious to see if this is as
> one-sided as I think it is.
> 
> -greg

It is absolutely wrong to change major API and syntax within a major 
release series.

1.8.8 should definitely go back to 100% syntactical and regression test 
compatability with 1.8.6

Wayne
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