2008/2/3, Edward Chernenko <edwardspec(a)gmail.com>om>:
That query api was written to secure people who write
bots from web
So the new API interface does. It has some serious advantages in
comparison to unmaintained query.php.
haven't enough time to rewrite what I was working on for weeks just
because someone "has ported that to some other interface" and wants to
delete it without backward compability.
Writing a post of this size takes more time than making update to your
code. Old query API is capable to produce output in same formats as
the new one, you just have to change some tags' names, that's it.
Of course, we could keep it, but read what the head API developer says:
Agree, backwards compatibility is important, but it
has to be balanced
with efforts required to maintain query.php.. Every db schema change
must be looked at to see if query.php must be updated. Internal api
changes may also impact its functions and performance. IIRC, there are
already some queries not working as intended.
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