dickey at his.com
Tue Apr 7 14:27:12 PDT 2009
On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:36:20 +0000 (UTC)
> Tuomo Valkonen <tuomov at iki.fi> wrote:
>> On 2009-04-07, Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
>>>> several mission-critical applications that has seen two and a half
>>>> decades of development based on Xlib. (... with all the assumptions
>>> Commiserations but at least Xlib today is back compatible. Try a 25 year
>>> old windows app and weep.
>> Try a 5 year old Linux program binary on a recent OS -- and weep.
> Works beautifully if you have the libraries to hand. I test this
^^ (big assumption).
> regularly and things like the rogue binary from 1993 work nicely. The
> number of interfaces we removed is tiny and all specialist
"Since 1993" seems to be your message. Of course you _could_ give an
ctype's changed incompatibly a couple of times (I assume that's what you
mean by "specialist"). Of course that's glibc (termio's changed at
least once - I recall hearing that was kernel ;-).
(curious if you're planning to make remarks that distinguish you from
Tuomo - so far, that's not the case)
Thomas E. Dickey
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