export list symbols
ghudson at MIT.EDU
Tue Oct 20 15:02:59 EDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 13:12 -0400, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> What about symbols which were previously removed from the public headers
> (or were never prototyped), but remain exported to maintain backward
> compatibility with existing users?
Of the symbols in Zhana's list, the following three were prototyped in
past versions of krb5.h: krb5_random_confounder, krb5_encrypt_data, and
In r14320 (April 2002), Tom moved those symbols into an #if KRB5_PRIVATE
block, and in r15798 (August 2003) Ken moved them to k5-int.h.
Given that it hasn't been very many releases since 2002, I'd say we
should keep those three symbols to maintain ABI compatibility. Assuming
consensus on this point, I will move those symbols' prototypes from
k5-int.h to old_api_glue.c and add appropriate comments.
As for your "(or were never prototyped)" parenthetical: I'm all for not
breaking things, but I don't want to be paralyzed by the mere
speculation that someone might be using a non-prototyped symbol from one
of our libraries. If we have specific evidence about specific symbols,
we can make documented exceptions for those in the manner of the
More information about the krbdev