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Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Snowflake: An update and some very important information


Josh Roesslein Oct 20, 2010 3:23 PM
Posted in group: Twitter Development Talk
Isn't the point of having versioned API's so changes can be rolled out w/o breaking a much of applications at once?
Why not increment to version 2 and replace all ID's as strings in the JSON format? Keep version 1 around for a few months
allowing everyone to upgrade and then kill it off. This can also give twitter a chance to make any other breaking changes.

If Twitter is never going to take advantage of the versioning they added what is the point of having it?
I think just creating new fields to avoid versioning issues is unclean and messy.