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Re: [v3] Fix second half of libstdc++/6745
On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 03:44:41PM -0500, Jonathan Lennox wrote:
> This would be an ABI change, though -- it would add two new exported symbols
> to libstdc++. What's the policy on this? It wouldn't hurt old binaries
> dynamically linking with new libstdc++, but the opposite wouldn't work.
That's not a breaking change, though: the symbol wouldn't be exported,
so new binaries wouldn't be looking for it in first place.
I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
- Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002