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Re: Version 8 at 25 years

From: Weston Schmidt via curl-library <>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2021 23:05:50 -0700

All excellent reasons to ignore my proposal :).

On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 10:58 PM Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Sep 2021, Weston Schmidt via curl-library wrote:
> > I realize I'm proposing something counter to your goal of keeping the soname
> > unchanged, but - this would be a great opportunity to remove APIs like the
> > maprintf() group if you're still interested.
> Yes, I realize that. But...
> 1. A lot of people (users, distros, vendors, customers) will get all worked up
> if we do. I just don't think the cleanups we can do is worth the negativity
> and shock waves that will follow.
> 2. libcurl's abi and unparalleled compatibility is one of things I am most
> proud of in the entire curl story and the design of the library. It would be a
> shame to break the streak without a strong(er) reason.
> To a lesser extent also:
> 3. Discussing breaking the ABI for "cleanups" will open up for so much
> discussion and debate of all sorts of things to fix, remove, add or give a new
> layer of paint. Time and efforts we can spend more wisely I think.
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Received on 2021-09-03