Subject: Re: isprint() and isblank()
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/20/2001 13:50:19
On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Todd Vierling wrote:

: This breaks the ABI.  "Binaries need to be recompiled" is not an acceptable
: solution for libc; old binaries must continue to work as they have been.

A clarification on this point:  "Binaries need to be recompiled" is usually
fine for one -current date to another within one release.  However, once a
structure or function has been in a released NetBSD version, its ABI is
fixed, for compatibility purposes.  (That's why __RENAME() exists for

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