[Bf-committers] tfaces, makesdna and custom blobs

Alexander Ewering blender at instinctive.de
Mon Feb 20 19:00:14 CET 2006

On Mon, 20 Feb 2006, Alexander Ewering wrote:

> I'm not the right person to comment on this, but in general, Blender has
> always been *exceptional* in forward compatibility. If you look at other
> applications, almost *no* [commercial!] application has any kind of forward
> compatbility. You can't read Flash 5 files in Flash 4 ("Unexpected File
> format!" - end of story), read Word 2000 files in Word 97, etc.
> Just my thoughts :)

I forgot the main thought, of course: I for sure wouldn't mind breaking
forward compatibility, as it has always been an exceptional luxury that's
rarely needed in practice.

It is already broken anyway - reading any 2.37 or later file in any prior
version will segfault (new spacetype).

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