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Re: svn commit: r29884 - trunk

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 15:30:09 -0400

Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org> writes:
> That reminds me. The library rename was cool and all (I was one of the
> ones who first suggested it), but on some platforms, it means
> applications will need to be recompiled because they directly link
> (unnecessarily!) to libsvn_ra_dav, which is now either (a) absent, or
> (b) out-of-date, if an upgrade doesn't explicitly remove it.
> If you want to avoid telling people to recompile their applications,
> which I believe there is a post-1.0 policy about, the simplest fix
> would probably be to build an empty libsvn_ra_dav whose only job is to
> be linked to libsvn_ra_neon. I do not know if that would work in all
> cases - who knows, maybe some oddball platforms have a problem if
> symbols in a library disappear even when the application wasn't using
> them - but I think it'd work for most. Indeed, I suspect most
> platforms would be satisfied by having an empty libsvn_ra_dav that
> isn't linked to anything, since apps should not have been using any
> symbols from it anyway.

Hmm. I agree, but would stumble around to write that patch. Do you
know how?

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