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From: Daniel Campbell <zlg@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] ABI Navigator — a project to search for binary symbols
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:28:25
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] ABI Navigator — a project to search for binary symbols by Andrey Ponomarenko
1 On 02/23/2017 06:36 PM, Andrey Ponomarenko wrote:
2 > Hello,
3 >
4 > I'd like to present a new project called "ABI Navigator" for searching binary symbols (functions, methods, global data, etc.) in open-source libraries:
5 >
6 > The project allows to find out in which versions of libraries some symbol is defined, added, removed or changed. The data is taken from the ABI Tracker project (238 libraries and 0.9 million symbols currently):
7 >
8 > Example for symbol dwelf_strtab_add from (elfutils):
9 >
10 > The project aims to help Linux developers and maintainers to resolve issues with missed symbols and navigate through the reports in the ABI Tracker.
11 >
12 > Have you ever encountered the "undefined reference" error or want to know whether the symbol is _stable_ enough to use in your code? Try to find it in the ABI Navigator!
13 >
14 > Enjoy!
15 >
16 This tool didn't return anything on a quick test (TOX_CONFERENCE_TYPE,
17 part of net-libs/tox, TokTok/toxcore on GitHub), but it did it quickly
18 and it has a clean interface. I'll definitely try using this when I find
19 myself stumped on something.
21 --
22 Daniel Campbell - Gentoo Developer
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[gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev] ABI Navigator — a project to search for binary symbols Andrey Ponomarenko <andrewponomarenko@××××××.ru>