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Re: Patch: FYI: PR 304

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Patch: FYI: PR 304
Date: 24 Mar 2002 13:33:07 -0700

>>>>> "adl" == Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:

adl>   - Richard's fix for &check_typo, allowing AC_SUBST's variables
adl>   with reserved suffixes is quite important, but it's also an API
adl>   breakage: if this went in 1.6.1, it would mean that a
adl> which works with 1.6.1 might not work with 1.6
adl>   (although these two versions would be advertised as sharing the
adl>   same API).

That's a difficult point, isn't it?  :-(

When is an API breakage different from a simple bug?
For instance, if you use the aclocal from 1.6 you'll get a broken
Makefile.  How does that differ?

adl> Agreed.  What about naming it 1.7?

I'd rather not, but perhaps it is simplest to do that.


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