export list symbols

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at cmu.edu
Tue Oct 20 15:44:41 EDT 2009

--On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 03:02:59 PM -0400 Greg Hudson 
<ghudson at mit.edu> wrote:

> 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
> previous paragraph.

I was particularly thinking about the case of a public interface becoming 
private, but long enough ago that there weren't yet prototypes for all 
public functions.  I certainly agree that, if something was never public, 
it's reasonable not to worry about outside users unless there is specific 
evidence of an "interesting" use.

-- Jeff

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