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Re: [PATCH] Added Kazuhiro's new wchar functions to cygwin.din

On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 09:46:50AM -0400, Nicholas Wourms wrote:
> I'd like to voice a small objection to this practice of adding and then 
> removing symbols, especially given the quantity in this case and the 
> period of time which lapsed inbetween.  I don't think this practice 
> should be encouraged at all because it can be quite a PITA if you have 
> apps which were compiled when the symbols were exported.  I think this 
> goes double for "cosmetic" issues which are going to be fixed anyhow in 
> the near future.  I'm trying to help Conrad test the cygserver, so I 
> have many apps I'm using for testing purposes.  I am now going to have 
> to recompile the ones I just compiled the other day due to this change. 

That's the reason I copy only the new built DLL to my "Cygwin test and
native build system", and *not* the libcygwin.a.  This way, I link always
against the symbols available in the latest stable release and not
against symbols only available in the developers snapshot (except I
really, really want it).


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                      
Red Hat, Inc.

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