namespace / typing thrash ...

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Tue Apr 17 05:31:30 PDT 2012

On Monday 16 of April 2012, Markus Mohrhard wrote:
> 2012/4/16 Lubos Lunak <l.lunak at>:
> > On Monday 16 of April 2012, Michael Meeks wrote:
> >>       Oh - and finally (Lubos) I pushed an item to the ESC agenda to
> >> discuss whether we should be exposing tons of classes and their symbols
> >> in the product, just to make unit tests work :-)
> > Making the release
> > build slower because of a debug build is kind of lame, but I don't think
> > the number of symbols makes any noticeable difference. Including whole
> > copies of sc/sd/sw libs directly into unittest libs could also make the
> > size explode if we get more unittests.
> As mentionend above this is only for one test in sc, sw and sd.
> > We could possibly build debug builds with visibility
> > disabled and link, and build release builds with object inclusion, but I
> > don't know if that is worth it.
> I was really annoyed by the fact that is was changed without at least
> asking and noticing the people who are affected by this change. There
> were good reasons to have the old behaviour and I spend some ours
> searching for a bug because I had to export a method for ucalc. IMHO
> such basic things should not be changed without noticing and
> discussing with the people who are directly working in that area.

 Sorry, but I assumed that was the practice, only recently broken by gbuild, 
as sc exports many more than just 5 to 10 symbols. Why else are they 

 Lubos Lunak
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