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From (Ralf S. Engelschall)
Subject Re: vetoing hide.h
Date Wed, 01 Apr 1998 07:09:24 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:

>> b) The short-term alternative:
>>    1. Make HIDE=no the default

> HIDE=no as default is a bad thing.  I don't care personally, but people
> using shared modules--and that should move towards the norm in 1.3--will
> care a lot.  

> HIDE=yes makes sense and, as Dean suggested, the option to disable it
> should be made less obvious.  If peple want to disable it for their own
> use while debugging or whatever, that is easy.

> The only way to avoid the binary API conflicts is default HIDE=yes.

Hmmmm.... yes and no, but perhaps you are right: For those people it is
problematic. Although I think pre-compiled binaries are always problematic.
But ok, I can live with HIDE=yes, too.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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