Posted Sep 4, 2007 9:52 UTC (Tue) by michaeljt
In reply to: Libraries
Parent article: LinuxConf.eu: Documentation and user-space API design
That is currently a conscious decision though. It would equally well be possible to require people upgrading their kernel to upgrade system-critical libraries in sync. Current interfaces carry a stability guarantee, but in theory (read, in my idle speculation :) new ones could be labled as "not guaranteed, only access through a library". And anyone writing such a library would be aware of their responsibility.
In the end, a system which should not be changed can keep with a given kernel.
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