Re: gmp-4.0.1 and .so numbers
Alan Shutko <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> There are lots of additions, newly supported platforms, new
> algorithms, etc, which may account for the new major version number.
> It looks to me like this is a case where they carefully managed
> changes to keep ABI compatibility, but definitely added enough to
This is the case.
> If you want a more comprehensive test, here an idea (don't know if
> it'll work, but it's worth a try). Maybe you could compile up the
> tests from the gmp 3.1 version, but sub in the libraries from 4.0. If
> make check succeeds, it's probably good.
Not sure if the gmp 3 tests used any internals (for which
compatibility would not be guaranteed). They were fairly simple,
maybe they'd be ok.