Desired compile-time failures—Andrzej Krzemieński

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Desired compile-time failures

by Andrzej Krzemieński

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However, even though [not introducing breaking changes] works in most of the cases, I believe that this criterion of a “safe addition” is not technically correct, as it fails to take into account an important fact: failure to compile certain programs is a useful, important feature, and if these programs suddenly start to compile, it can cause harm. In this post we will go through the cases where compile-time failure is considered a useful feature...

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