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From "Martin Sebor (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (STDCXX-731) framework to verify binary compatibility
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2008 23:25:31 GMT


Martin Sebor updated STDCXX-731:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 4.2.2)

It sure would be nice to have but who's got the time to write it...? Deferred until 4.3.0.

> framework to verify binary compatibility
> ----------------------------------------
>                 Key: STDCXX-731
>                 URL:
>             Project: C++ Standard Library
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Test Harness
>    Affects Versions: 4.2.0
>            Reporter: Martin Sebor
>             Fix For: 4.3.0
>   Original Estimate: 80h
>  Remaining Estimate: 80h
> In the 4.2.0 release we ran into binary incompatibilities late in the release cycle that
ended up costly to fix. What would have prevented the incompatibilities, or at least allowed
us to detect them early on, would have been an automated framework to verify the binary compatibility
of the library. This is a placeholder issue to design and implement such a framework.
> I'm guesstimating the effort of putting something like this in place at 80 hours, possibly

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