2016.07.19 14:41 "Re: [Tiff] Proposed API improvements", by Bob Friesenhahn
On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM, Bob Friesenhahn < email@example.com> wrote:
Libtiff has been in use for 28 years already. Most of the applications which will use it are written already and the persons who wrote the interfacing code (or know how to do so) may not be available any more.
It sounds like you believe that your own software has no future.. Why the pessimism? TIFF is still a widely used format that does not have a substitute in the respective professional areas, and libtiff is the most widely used library to read that format.
Obviously libtiff has a future. There is a great mass of software already written to use its existing interfaces. The project is firmly committed to supporting the existing interfaces.
Realism and pessimism are not the same things.
It has already been described that improvements which can act in parallel with (effectively supplant) existing interfaces, or improvements which layer on top of existing interfaces, can be accepted without disrupting existing libtiff users.
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