Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc/gen
To: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/10/2005 22:07:56
On Dec 11, 12:00pm, (YAMAMOTO Takashi) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc/gen

| > | it's an ABI change and needs versioning, IMO.
| > 
| > I don't think that this or the previous behavior was specified in the API.
| > [i.e. both behaviors are valid, and programs should not depend on either]
| > Yes, there were bugs found in 3 programs after this change was introduced,
| > but it is kind of late now to do the version bump.
| > 
| > christos
| why too late?
| it's entirely possible that someone updates his libraries tomorrow
| and suffers from the incompatibility.

I guess. It is just that we already have 3 copies of the fts code in libc :-(
It is not difficult to add a fourth one if people think that the change is
affecting a lot of programs.