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Re: dpkg flex-based status file parser, for 35% speedup

Guillem Jover writes ("Re: dpkg flex-based status file parser, for 35% speedup"):
> That's what versioned symbols are for. Although thinking about it a
> bit more, adding the overhead of maintaining the library using them
> when the interfaces are not stable at all, might be too high at this
> point of time, for the additional few 100 KiBs.

Absolutely.  Please, no versioned symbols!  We should deploy
ABIs which are well thought out so that we can do any necessary
changes the traditional way (by renames, etc.)

> I'd probably go with the original plan of starting a new empty
> library and moving stuff piece by piece.

Yes.  This will require some careful disentangling.


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