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* Backwards compatability
@ 2021-04-22 17:41 Bithov Vinu
  2021-04-25  4:39 ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Bithov Vinu @ 2021-04-22 17:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode


I recently posted to the help-gnu-emacs mailing list about using the
org-mode package "org-drill" and its long-term viability considering
that it is no longer actively maintained - you can see the thread

The responses I got often pointed to the fact that while Emacs Lisp
tries to strictly say backwards-compatible, there may be no guarantee
for OrgMode, the functions of which (as well as some other misc.
libraries) org-drill relies on.

Are any measures being done to make org-mode backwards compatible, so
that older plugins aren't crippled by new updates? A cursory
DuckDuckGo yields
[this](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10636589) HackerNews
comment, which seems to suggest that the "developers don't care at all
about breakage". This may still hold true, but the comment was written
in 2015 and I wanted to make sure so that I could:

(a) proceed with educated caution using org-drill, fixing bugs where necessary
(b) using an alternate spaced repetition application, ie.
Anki/Mnemosyne (the two open source flashcard applications)


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