I have been working on a PHP project lately and I have a scenario where I need to handle backward compatibility or versioning with an enumeration. I am still new to PHP and not quite sure about the best approach for this.
Let me explain the scenario in more detail. I have an enumeration (enum) in my code that represents different options for a certain functionality. Let's say I have three options: A, B, and C. Now, in the next version of my software, I need to add a few more options to this enum, let's say D and E.
But here's the catch: I want to make sure that if someone is using the old version of my software and they upgrade to the new version, their code still works without any issues. So, I need a way to handle backward compatibility in this case.
What is the best practice for handling this kind of scenario in PHP? Should I use conditionals to check the current version and adapt the enum accordingly? Or is there a better way to achieve this?
I would really appreciate any guidance or suggestions. Thank you so much in advance for your help!