[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [PATCH] Dead code cleanup - C++
Sat Feb 3 17:52:51 CET 2007
Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> Well, they might already have them properly extern "C" wrapped already.
> Even if not it would only be a two second fix.
> Not sure if bumping the version number is much of a help.
Well, changing the name of a function would also only be a 2 second fix
in most applications, yet it is a breaking change. An interface change
is breaking whether the fix takes 2 seconds or 2 days. It is usually
postponed until the next major version number increase comes about.
Just like others, I'd propose doing that on occasion of the next version
number increase (is there a list of pending changes for this?). In the
meantime, if anyone cares, a deprecation comment may be added to the
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