[wp-hackers] WordPress Maturity (was)Re: hate

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Wed May 1 03:49:22 UTC 2013

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM, Mike Schinkel <mike at newclarity.net> wrote:

> > If it's benefit an user indirectly it still benefit the user.
> True. But I've been told many times by members of the WordPress core team
> they won't adding an API unless a feature being added to WordPress core
> depend that API.
> This is unfortunately one of the few places in which I believe Drupal has
> a leg up on WordPress, their embrace of empowering APIs.

Then go use Drupal. We don't wish to adopt APIs that we do not use, for a
number of reasons. I hate the idea of accepting responsibility for
maintaining something that we do not actually use. Drupal does not keep
backwards compatibility for their APIs, which means they can experiment a
bit more. Our philosophies dictate that we need to take less of a burden
and less debt.

> Speaking of which, a public roadmap would allow known priorities to be
> known by more than a few people and probably ease a lot of frustration.

I would agree. It's in progress.


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