Subject: Re: Reworking the .o suffices in our Makefiles
To: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Chacon <jmc@NetBSD.org>
Date: 10/21/2004 07:30:15
On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 11:24:18PM -0400, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 21:50, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> > Thoughts / other comments?
> because this is an A->B B->C rename, we run the risk that an old .lo
> file in somebody's build tree will be linked into a shared library even
> if we leave some number of months or years between the two renames.
> Are we confident that this will always be caught at shared-library build
> time on a non-cross build?
Yeah...I'm uneasy here just due to the lossage this will cause on
implementation. We'll be answering PR's/current-users mail on it for months...
I'd say go with new prefixes completely for things that you want to change,
but don't go and change the current ones meaning out from under them.