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Re: [PATCH] show help even if some RA modules fail to load

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-10-26 10:07:22 CEST

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Kalle Olavi Niemitalo wrote:

> > Can't we raise this checking up a level and make the ra_loader say:
> >
> > Version mismatch in 'ra_dav': found 1.2.0, expected 1.4.0-dev
> libsvn_ra/ra_loader.c (check_ra_version) attempts to check this.
> However, it gets the version number of the RA module from the
> vtable that the initialization function provides. If the
> initialization function fails because the RA module uses other
> libraries whose versions don't match, then libsvn_ra cannot
> access the vtable and doesn't know the version number of the RA
> module.
> (I don't quite understand the compatibility requirements there:
> if the versions of libsvn_ra and the RA module must match exactly,
> then what is the point in having compatibility initfunctions like
> svn_ra_dav_init?)
These functions were public, so they must be available. A program could
link directly to anRA module and expect that function to exist. Subversion
itself doesn't use that wrapper crap at all (I wrote it, so I call it what
I want:-)...

HOpe this clarifies,

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