Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 10/19/2001 10:56:24
On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Robert Elz wrote:
: | Remember too I (and kre, and I think greywolf, mcr, and others too) are
: | still only talking about breaking such backwards compatability with
: | MAJOR new releases, not minor ones.
: Most of us were suggesting that perhaps bumping the libc major number
: once, sometime not too far away (but not real soon either), might be possible.
: Only one of us was suggesting that this be done for no better reason than
: for fun.
Actually, libc.so.13 *did* exist. It was the brokenness that ensued that
caused us to make the commitment to back down to .12 and stay there. See
the CVS logs and mail-index. It just won't happen again, at least for a
very long time -- and certainly not for any arbitrary "major release
Sun found out the problems with bumping the libc major a long, long time ago
-- back in the SunOS days, even before Solaris.
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