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Exported symbols and the internal API

Exported symbols and the internal API

Posted Sep 13, 2007 15:28 UTC (Thu) by dwheeler (guest, #1216)
Parent article: Exported symbols and the internal API

I _like_ the idea of giving warning before removing something, so I hope that Morton stands firm on this. I don't see the harm in it, and frankly, having a clear way to get rid of things is likely to help get things ON the chopping block that need to be there.


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Exported symbols and the internal API

Posted Sep 23, 2007 6:54 UTC (Sun) by kzm (guest, #47358) [Link]

..and if the counter argument is that people will just ignore it, make the warning require action by the user. "Warning: module foo uses deprecated functionality, and will break with the next kernel. Press Enter to continue." That'll get you bug reports.

-k


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