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Re: libpkg-guide updated (versioned symbols), please proofread

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 09:25:07AM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> [040601 22:53]:
> > -dev packages should *NOT* depend on other -dev packages unless their
> > public .h files #include files from those other -dev packages (which
> > generally shouldn't be the case).  That whole crap was due to the lack
> > of understanding of the problem and blindness to the proper solution
> > (versioned symbols).

> I agree that versioned symbols should be more often used, but one should
> note that there are problems not solved by versioned symbols. Libraries
> should not pass data structures of other libraries through and do other
> ugly things like this, but this might still happen somewhere, so one
> should be cautious.

But that doesn't sound like a packaging issue to me.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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