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Re: more bugs in branch-2-0/HEAD

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: more bugs in branch-2-0/HEAD
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 20:29:00 +0100
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hi Gary,

Hi Ralf!

> * Gary V. Vaughan wrote on Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 03:14:12PM CEST:
>>I move to strike the lt_dlcaller_register api change from the list of
>>release blockers.  From the list of known bugs altogether in fact.  Read
>>on to find out why...
>>If anything, as part of the move to a new interface, we should change
>>all of the functions that iterate over all loaded modules too, so that
>>developers don't accidentally start poking around with modules that
>>were loaded by another library.
> I may be convinced that we should not provide a backward-compatible
> interface in this case.  But _then_, we should use a different name,
> so that linking will fail hard with an undefined reference/symbol.  I
> don't trust this in the compiler's hands only (as opposed to both the
> link editor and the runtime linker).

Yes, good point.  I'll post a patch presently.

> Can we agree on a name change?  It probably needs a bump of CURRENT
> (and setting AGE and REVISION to 0), and a simultaneous change of CVS
> HEAD m4, I believe.


> Any other sufferers?

It's a known risk with using alpha releases... :o)

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