On Thursday 02 January 2003 08:38 am, Dave Thomas wrote:
> I've now got a fair amount (probably 50kloc) of Ruby in production. Most
> of this runs on 1.6.7. I'm frankly nervous about upgrading it to 1.8
> because of the various changes in the language. Particularly worrying
> are changes where some syntax is valid in both the old and new Ruby, but
> the semantics are different. The .inherited change that sparked this
> thread is one example, changes in precedence in rescue andling is
> another. I've noted others that have passed by on the list.

whatever happened to the idea of a compatability module? i.e. by requiring a 
special module 1.8 would act just like 1.6.8. and one could do it peicemeal 
perhaps, which would make it easy to migrate.

-transami