[linux-audio-dev] softwerk moves on

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Jul 15 22:11:23 EDT 2004

>Isn't this the problem pkg-config solved?  Who cares where they got it
>from as long as it's installed and works..

this is where the special magic of C++ kicks in. what if they were
compiled with gcc3.4? or gcc2.95?or gcc-anything-other-than-what-the-user-
is-about-to-compile-softwerk-with? what if some idiot used
-fno-exceptions when building the libraries (its been known to
happen)? there are a few other scenarios. 

because C++ has no standard ABI (despite the claims of the g++ project
that "version <insert number> is the stable ABI ... oops") things
don't fit together the way they do with C. you have to be assured of
the compiler version and flags for binary library to be useful.

>Besides, they're in Debian.  Isn't that all that matters? :)

quite :)


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