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Re: libpq API incompatibility between 7.4 and 8.0

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: libpq API incompatibility between 7.4 and 8.0
Date: 2005-02-03 03:16:10
Message-ID: 200502030316.j133GAQ11057@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > ... If they don't have 
> > different sonames, then we declare that they are compatible, so it 
> > should be OK to have only the latest version installed.  That requires 
> > us to stay honest with the sonames, but it does not require us to 
> > increase the sonames unnecessarily.
> 
> Well, the problem I'm concerned about is how do we stay honest.  We now
> realize that our devel procedures may not catch this sort of mistake.
> 
> It might be that the Windows DLLs will catch any unintentional
> dependencies, but I'm not feeling especially comfortable about it.

I am hopefull Win32 will help here and am willing to give it another
try.

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