On Sep 12, 2003 at 08:11, Ulrich Eckhardt praised the llamas by saying: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 > > On Thursday 11 September 2003 01:32, Adam Majer wrote: > > Since Qt is a C++ library, the soname Qt needs to get bumped *every* > > time a class is changed - that is, a function is added, deleted OR > > changed. Well, at least the virtual classes AFAIK. > > There is no such thing as a virtual class, you mean virtual function. > That just as a side note. > > Let me also suggest a thread in comp.lang.c++.moderated called "Does > adding new methods to a class require recompliation". It turns out > that you are invoking behaviour not defined by the C++ standard, but > that it works for many cases. > > Also, I seem to remember that either KDE or Qt had the rules what not > to do in order to remain backward compatible in their > coding-guidelines. > http://developer.kde.org/documentation/library/kdeqt/kde3arch/devel-binarycompatibility.html > I don't think that 3.1 is supposed to be binary compatible with 3.2, > but I don't really know. I think that 3.2.2 is supposed to be > compatible with 3.2.1 though. > As I understand it, 3.x should be binary compatible with any other 3.x release. 4.x will not be binary compatible with 3.x. -- David Pashley firstname.lastname@example.org Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.
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