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Re: ra-dav => ra-neon and compat guarantees

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2007-08-03 00:23:14 CEST

"Mark Phippard" <markphip@gmail.com> writes:

> Could we go back to libsvn_ra_dav-1.so and have it contain Neon and Serf?

I like this. Since we can link both into the same process today,
they obviously don't export the same symbols, so it should work.

> Given that the library did not contain public symbols could we just
> create a dummy library for compatibility?

We may advise people not to use them, but they are certainly
public symbols. I can build an application and reference them
directly. I probably can't write a small example that would
actually accomplish anything, but it is feasible. I can even see
a semi-legitimate reason: reusing the ra_svn marshaling functions
(semi in that I expect we discourage that and do not support it,
but at least I can imagine why someone would try anyway, whereas
I don't see that with ra-dav).

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org
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