libc changes and freebsd-4 compatible binaries

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Tue May 3 08:20:06 PDT 2005

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 03:00:19PM +0000, talon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Martin P. Hellwig <mhellwig at xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 1.2 release. Although I find it frustrating too (the libmap bull was the 
> > primary reason for me to leave Free) I reckon sometimes harsh measures 
> > are needed. It is mostly better to brake with compatibility then to 
> > suffer from old rubbish (Windows ME anyone?)
> I disagree with that. THE main strength of Windows is that you can run the
> same binaries on Win98 all the way to WinXP. 

Actually the same problem we have (Unicode) exists in Windows too.
Don't believe that functions with the same name and the same interface
have to work to the same way.


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