Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: Urban Boquist <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/16/2001 16:16:11
On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 12:32:07AM +0200, Urban Boquist wrote:

 > I mean, if there turns out to exist no concrete examples of these
 > binary-only third party libraries this discussion is merely
 > hypothetical, and we could just go ahead and do the bump. It wouldn't
 > affect anyone.

Even if non-binary-only, it's really bad form to suddenly break
previously-working programs ... and this WILL happen because
it is an impossible task to coordinate the major number bump
with every vendor, binary-only or not.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>