ABI breakage in 2.10.4 --> 2.11.6?

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Sat Feb 19 16:30:10 CET 2011

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org> writes:

> On 02/19/2011 10:38 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
>> On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:14, nmav at gnutls.org said:
>>> That's a nice question. This API is mostly interesting to people
>>> who are porting gnutls to another crypto library. We might
>> An API is an API, is an API.
> Indeed but it doesn't have to be stable. That part was intended to
> change often by design.

I don't think that is wise in the long run -- if we want people to use
the APIs they must be stable.  If they aren't intended to be stable, it
is better to mark them as private functions by prefixing them with
_gnutls instead or similar.


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