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Re: Why do we allowed mixed versions of libsvn_* ?

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-12-04 15:44:06 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> 1. I'm not going to worry about fs 1.1 trying to load fs_base 1.2.
> If somebody tries that and complains, our response is "don't mix
> library versions".

O.K.

> 2. IMO, all of the version-compatibility funcs that currently exist
> shouldn't be ripped out, they should be used to *enforce* equal
> library versions. I think we should call svn_ver_equal() absolutely
> everywhere we can. :-)

As long as we state that plainly in our compatibility guarantees; i.e.,
that different rules apply for client-to-lib compatibility than
lib-to-lib. Of course, basically we cheat if we change our compatibility
rules between minor releases. :-)

-- Brane

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