[PATCH] Added Kazuhiro's new wchar functions to cygwin.din
Tue Sep 3 06:46:00 GMT 2002
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>2002-09-02 Kazuhiro Fujieda <email@example.com>
>> * cygwin.din: Revert exporting new wchar functions.
>> * include/cygwin/version.h: Revert bumping API minor number.
>Applied with a little tweak in version.h.
I'd like to voice a small objection to this practice of adding and then
removing symbols, especially given the quantity in this case and the
period of time which lapsed inbetween. I don't think this practice
should be encouraged at all because it can be quite a PITA if you have
apps which were compiled when the symbols were exported. I think this
goes double for "cosmetic" issues which are going to be fixed anyhow in
the near future. I'm trying to help Conrad test the cygserver, so I
have many apps I'm using for testing purposes. I am now going to have
to recompile the ones I just compiled the other day due to this change.
Chuck once told me, and I agree, that once symbols are added then they
should not be removed [unless this is done in a very short period of
time, like a matter of hours]. Any problems which arise with the
exported function will have to be fixed in due course of time, but the
export should remain. Now I realize these are cvs/snapshot sources, but
some considieration should be given to the consistancy of the dll. As
Chuck said, we shouldn't just add[remove] symbols in a willy-nilly
fashion. At the very least, if removing the functions *had* to be done,
you could have left dummy stubs in place until the real functions were
ready to go. I guess this is just my 2Â¢ chiming in on this, so feel
free to disagree...
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