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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: vetoing hide.h
Date Wed, 01 Apr 1998 03:50:23 GMT
At 07:25 PM 3/31/98 -0700, Marc Slemko wrote:
>Mass renaming of names in 1.3 causes a whole load of work and breaks the
>binary _and_ source API, requiring silly hacks to try to get around it and
>still requiring more module source changes. 

Seems to me that it's no different than having HIDE=yes, from a module's
perspective.  Since that's the default, that's what all the module
developers would be coding to anyways.

>There is no point in trying to change all non-static function names for
>1.3.  It is counterproductive.  Leave it for 2.0 and leave 1.3 as it is
>right now.

Aside from the work it will take (and the potential for bugs whenever you
have something like this to do), are there any other concerns?


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