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

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

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).

I guess in retrospect I should have taken this approach. The only reason I hadn't in the past is because I thought Chuck's statements represented the "party-line" of this project. Oh well, live and learn.


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