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Re: svn_ver_check_list(): Why does it exist?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-07 14:00:57 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:
> Max Bowsher wrote:
>> I can't work out why we have svn_ver_check_list().
>> Unless I'm missing something, it appears to be redundant:
>> Majors: Major numbers are ensured equal, since our shared libraries
>> always feature the major version as part of the name.
>> Minors: If an application uses a function new in the version of
>> subversion it is compiled against, then the "same or newer minor"
>> check will be enforced by the OS dynamic loader.
> Which OS, and which dynamic loader? And which minor number? Please try
> to think in slightly broader terms.
>> If not, then there is no reason to enforce the check! Our
>> compatibility rules tell us that any app should work against any minor
>> release which contains the required APIs.
> No they don't. Read them again. Or rather, see how they define "contains
> the required APIs."
>> Patches: Patch versions are *always* compatible, no checks required.
>> Unless I've missed something, we should remove all uses of
>> svn_ver_check_list() and deprecate it.
> You've missed a great deal. Go look at the compatibility checking code
> again, and see what it actually does.

I wrote my question after *carefully* studying the code and compat rules.
Would you please answer it with more detail than an elaborately worded



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