Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Routines for registering dissectors with a"portnumber", and
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:46:03 -0800
On Dec 20, 2010, at 9:45 AM, news.gmane.com wrote:

> So this change to trunk will not affect 1.4.x, will it?

The change to trunk will *not* be backported to 1.4.x; the only way it could possibly affect 1.4.x would be if it were backported.  That's why I won't add it to the list of changes to be backported.

> BTW: When you only rename a function as you announce in this list it can be 
> still compatible with older DLLs. You need to create an alias in the DEF 
> file:

What's a "DEF file"?

	$ uname -sr
	Darwin 10.5.0


That translates to "Hi, I'm a Mac." :-)  Windows isn't the only OS on which Wireshark runs, so a Windows-only technique, such as aliases in the DEF file, won't work; neither will a Mac OS X-only technique such as the -alias_list option to ld, or a GNU-ld-only technique, or a Solaris-linker-only technique, or....