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Re: bfd_read and bfd_write
Hi Andrew, Hi Alan,
> could i suggest taking a step back and deciding what bfd's policy is
> going to be on public / external interfaces. remember, bfd is a
> library used by more than gdb and the other code immediately to hand.
> i don't think changing public / external interfaces should be taken
I agree. In this case since we are changing the interface to bfd we
ought to take some time to give other users of the library a chance to
upgrade their software.
I like the idea of adding the new interface, with new function names,
and a warning message being generated if the old interface is used, as
part of the current CVS sources/forthcoming release. Then in the
release after that, we can remove the old interface.
It takes longer this way I know, but I think that we ought to give
other binary tool developers a chance to change their software.