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Would be nice for API design if prog. languages let you add a parameter to a function in a binary stable way. I.e. right now you always need to define an adapter with the signature of the old version that calls the new version to ensure linkage is correct. Y U no autogenerate?

@uliwitness I think that's because your compiler doesn't know what versions of your code have been released already and need to retain compatibility, and which ones were just experiments or mistakes.

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