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From "Travis Vitek" <>
Subject RE: binary compatibility question
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 21:07:20 GMT

Farid Zaripov wrote:
>  The binary compatibility requirement is related to shared 
>libraries only, or to both shared and static libraries?

Well technically it is a problem with both static and shared, but for it
to be an issue with a static build the user would have to have kept
their object files laying around, otherwise they would just rebuild the
entire app. Right?

>  If only to shared libraried, then the STDCXX-509 issue can be fixed
>on MSVC by exporting alias with the required name using /EXPORT
>linker option.

Yes, this was mentioned in the status call on Wednesday. The idea was
discarded because it seems it would require some changes to the build


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