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Re: Building Subversion without deprecated symbols

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 19:44:36 -0400

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not happy with making it easier for downstream users to build
> incompatible libraries. The versioning guidelines that we set up at the
> start create a very strict, *and* a very high expectation of compatability.
> I don't want to see that trust lost, or a set of caveats introduced, through
> a way to toss symbols from our libraries.
> We can tell people with a perfectly straight and honest face, "Upgrade to
> the latest rev. It is Totally Compatible." Any questioning around that
> statement is damaging, I believe.

Setting these issues aside, which I completely agree with, I just do
not even see the point in doing this to begin with. Surely we would
not do this to save 45Kb in the compiled library? I could see where
this might have been an interesting exercise in playing with the build
system, but other than that I do not see why we would want this
feature or even why we would want to spend time working on it.

Mark Phippard
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Received on 2008-09-30 01:44:51 CEST

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