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From Paul Querna <p...@querna.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] APR versioning rules w.r.t. released snapshots
Date Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:42:29 GMT
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 2:05 PM, William A. Rowe Jr.
<wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote:
>> William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>>> Unfortunately the APR versioning rules do not tell the developer not to compile
>>> against or link to -dev, while this gives the user no indication of what they
>>> are doing to their APR installation.
>>>
>>
>> in that, you're correct. One would expect that developers do assume
>> that, but it needs to be documented. Why not add that bit to
>> versioning.html? It's quite a reasonable addition.
>>
>> For example, Subversion, which uses the exact same versioning rules as
>> APR, regularly ships rlease candidates marked "-rc" and no-one worries
>> about breaking the ABI to fix a bug between an RC and a release.
>
> Should apr_initialize and friends be programmed to go 'bang' and drop out
> with a stderr emit, if compiled against a x.y.0-dev release and run against
> x.y.*[1-9]?  Or, at least a stderr warning at initialization time?
>
> Seems like a simple, sensible fix.
>


No, APR is a library, it has no ownership over stderr/stdout.

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