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On Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:21:40 -0700
Zac Medico <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > You'd have a slot per ABI, and be encouraged to allow multiple
> > versions of glib to be installed in parallel. If you really
> > couldn't do that (and you should think very carefully before saying
> > you can't, since this directly affects users in a huge way), you
> > can make the slots block each other.
> It seems like you're trying to make glib fit your SLOT operator model,
> even though it's a natural fit for the ABI_SLOT operator model.
No, I'm trying to strongly encourage people to make proper use of slots
to avoid having mass breakages and annoyances on user systems, even if
it means more work for developers. Broken linkage due to an upgrade
really shouldn't happen.