Writing Shared Libraries, first draft

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Sun Nov 7 17:10:37 EET 2004

On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 23:06 +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> It's not hard to allow this, for libraries it basically means using header 
> versioning and not using messed-up glibc style symbol overloading.

You can try to convince the various upstreams to change (right now
glibc, gtk, and probably some other important ones don't support
compile-on-newer-run-on-older), but until they change, app developers
really need to be given the "build on the oldest version you want to
support" rule.


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