[Geany-devel] Adding a list of filetypes into devel documentation?
Chow Loong Jin
hyperair at xxxxx
Tue Aug 16 13:01:42 UTC 2011
On 16/08/2011 20:03, Thomas Martitz wrote:
> Correct. ABI changes do need a recompilation. API changes need nothing.
> Sometimes both the API and ABI "break", and then you need changes in the source
> and of course a recompilation.
> Extending a structure is ABI breakage if its size changes and the size is
> exposed (i.e. struct_ptr++ has a different effect in Geany and the plugin).
> That's why some projects pad structures to make extensions not change the size.
Doesn't an API change need a code change as well? For example, if you changed
the number of arguments a function took.. AFAIK that's both API and ABI breakage.
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