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Re: Potential ABI break for libcurl Sun Compiler users

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 18:19:12 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Stefan Teleman wrote:

> I've already explained three times that there already exists such a native
> datatype and it is called off_t, and using it creates zero possibility of
> ABI breakage with CURL releases prior to 7.19.0.

Both Yang and I have explained how using off_t has bitten far too many users
for us to be happy with it and that's the whole reason for this change.

off_t just isn't good enough. Or more specificly: our API isn't good enough
when it relies on off_t.

Received on 2009-04-03