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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd

On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 01:20:31AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 11:10:20AM -0400, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > > Actually, it's that everyone's found the Linux kernel does provide a sane
> > > and stable external interface.
> > First time I hear someone saying that.  Talked to Ulrich Drepper
> > recently?  (Just to pick someone who really relies on those interfaces
> > heavily).
> No, but I've seen problems caused by glibc's API changing fairly
> regularly.

If there is a change that breaks backward compatibility in public ABIs, then
you should report it as a bug.

If you talk about some programs (often proprietary software like Sun's JDK)
and their improper use of internal symbols in GLibC, then it should not come
as a surprise if those programs break.


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