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Re: Special symbol version for glibc's internal interfaces
- To: Andreas Jaeger <aj at suse dot de>
- Subject: Re: Special symbol version for glibc's internal interfaces
- From: Philip Blundell <pb at nexus dot co dot uk>
- Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 15:02:01 +0100
- cc: libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com, Karl dot Runge at Sun dot COM
- References: <email@example.com>
>Hiding those symbols with GLIBC_PRIVATE would make it explicit that
>those are internal interfaces.
>Why didn't we follow this at first when adding symbol versioning to
>glibc? What do other think about this?
What does that really buy you? People can still link to the symbols if they
are determined, whatever version you give them. The presence of the two
leading underscores ought to be sufficient to warn people that these are an
That said, I don't think your proposal will do any harm either.