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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Compromise
Date Wed, 08 Apr 1998 14:05:31 GMT
On Wed, 8 Apr 1998, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> Let me repeat again: the symbol hiding issue is *separate* from the
> lets-give-semantics-to-prefixes issue.  *separate*.  Let's deal with them
> separately.  There is no loss of functionality or added confusion to having
> everything be ap_ for however long it takes to resolve the second issue.

Yes there is, because it means we are changing the "real" API twice.
Any backwards compat routines are just that; backwards compat.  The
real API is with whatever prefixes we choose.  Each time we screw
with that, we make the API even less stable than it already is.

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