Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] Libethereal version

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From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 09:36:00 +0200
On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 10:16:23PM -0700, Guy Harris wrote:
> Note that this could produce "false negatives" if the ABI for the
> routines exported to plugins hasn't changed, if the version number is
> the Ethereal version number, so perhaps there should be a libethereal
> version number that's changed only if the ABI changes.  The problem with
> that, however, is that somebody has to know that the ABI changed and
> that they have to change the libethereal version if that happens....

Just an idea: Why use a version number? Maybe a hash over the generated
exported apis would be more useful.


Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
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