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Where Should We Set the Way-Back Machine?
posted by pudge on 2001.11.06 16:10
Dan writes "As anyone who's tried building Parrot lately has probably noticed, the current source is rather... version and platform sensitive. Needless to say, this just won't cut it for very long. (Like past about 10 minutes ago) The question, though, is how far back do we go? What's a reasonable spot in an OS or compiler's life to declare "past here we don't support"?
Now, obviously we're not going to go out of our way to build on a System 7 machine, but neither can we put the spot at today's latest'n'greatest. So--where should it be put?"