Unixlib versioning

Peter Naulls peter at chocky.org
Mon Dec 27 17:09:24 PST 2004

In message <4d241de429sbellon at sbellon.de>
          Stefan Bellon <sbellon at sbellon.de> wrote:

> Does this mean it won't be possible to build UnixLib with Norcroft
> anymore in the future?

That's right.  Too much of glibc requires GCC to build.  

> But it will be possible to link against it even
> when using Norcroft for the rest of the project? And binary versions of
> UnixLib will be provided on a regular basis?

The binary compability isn't the issue.  It's the standard C headers,
which contain lots of fun stuff, and you'll have to compile against if
you want to link with Unixlib.  Whilst the glibc headers certainly do
include many more guards than Unixlib ones do to accomodate the various
C standards and non-GCC compilers, it's not currently clear if this will
be possible.

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