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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] APR versioning rules w.r.t. released snapshots
Date Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:05:27 GMT
Branko ─îibej 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.

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