Chris Frey wrote:
> since the same lib major/minor numbers are used all the time in the
> 1.7.x series.
No, the major number changes every time there's an ABI break. There
have been three under my maintainership, so we're at ABI v4.
It's unfortunate that the ABI breaks so easily with C++. With C,
there's no problem just adding new functions. But when you add methods
to a C++ class, it changes the instance size, so it's a different ABI. Wah.
I'm taking a consequence of this topic up in a new thread.