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Re: Last Call For (Least) Favourite Issues For 5.8.1

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Alan Burlison
May 15, 2003 13:12
Re: Last Call For (Least) Favourite Issues For 5.8.1
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Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:

> I'm worried at exposing symbols in platforms other than Solaris,
> at least for maint, at least now.

Me too, but I don't think it it *too* risky, as the only additional symbols 
which will be exposed are the '_' ones, which I don't believe perl probes 
for anyway, and the ones that wil dissapear aren't actually there in the 
first place.  Any that rely on macro munging will be picked up by the test 
compile that is done if the symbol can't be grepped out of the nm output. 
It amazes me that the current stuff has ever worked, it it just *so* broken.

Is that a 'fix just the Solaris case in Configure' then?  In which case I 
have a patch.

Alan Burlison

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