Re: Proposed Modules, My Take

On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 08:52 -0700, Elijah Newren wrote:

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> The bindings release is a set of requirements that ensures something
> better than this above worst case scenario, while not providing
> everything that you want yet.  The user will be able to use both
> applications by having both versions of the bindings installed at the
> same time.  Further the bindings do discourage the breaking of API and
> ABI, and thus discourage the number of parallel installations needed
> (not as much as gtk+ does, but even with gtk+ we have 1.x and 2.x
> installed).  No, it's not perfect, but yes this is very useful (to me,
> at least).  Hopefully things will improve as the bindings and
> languages are used more so that hopefully we can provide better
> guarantees.

I think the (entire) explanation above is exactly what I was asking be
put onto the Bindings page in my bug report at

That is far clearer and very specific about the definition of and
requirements of ABI stability in the Bindings release than what the
current Bindings rule page displays.

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