[Josselin Mouette] > A possible part of the solution would be a script parsing the diff > between headers and emitting warnings such as: > * type foo has changed, please check it doesn't affect functions > bar/baz/... > * enum foo has new possible values, please check it doesn't affect > functions ABI > * OMFFSM function bar's prototype has changed! > * struct foo has changed, please kill upstream Sounds like a job for icheck (maintainer CC'd). Consider adapting that rather than reinventing it. > Of course it wouldn't be enough to detect more subtle changes like new > supported file formats, which only change the code, not the headers. Right, in cases where new _features_ (or, indeed, bug fixes) affect a particular reverse dep, obviously there's no general way to handle that automatically. Which is comforting, in a way; it's nice to know we can't all be replaced with a very small shell script.
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