Introducing slight binary incompatibility in newer executables?
Fri Jun 23 20:00:00 GMT 2000
I don't think this is any different than any other time we've added
functionality to the dll. Every time we export a new function, we
create the opportunity for new programs to not work with old DLLs.
Aside from bug fixing, this is how we define "progress".
I don't see a problem with your proposed change.
However, watch out for the *library* compatibility stuff. Don't
forget the ctype disaster.
> The error will be something like "entry point cygwin_user_data not
More likely, something like "Error loading program" or "program not
found". Windows isn't very helpful with its error messages. Or are
you using LoadLibrary to access this new function?
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