[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Re: Trying to install binary-0.4

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Oct 16 09:53:22 EDT 2007

On Oct 16, 2007, at 4:21 , Ketil Malde wrote:

>>> The major/minor scheme has worked nicely for .so for ages.
>> i'm not so sure about that. it may be better than alternatives,
>> but [..]
> Also, it sees a lot of testing, at least in current Linux
> distributions.  The point is that the end-user experience is pretty
> good.

Except it doesn't, quite; note how many packages have started  
embedding the version in the soname (e.g. foo-1.2.so.*).

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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