Bug#486376: [Ecls-list] Bug#486376: ecl: /usr/lib/libecl.so doesn't provide a SONAME

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 30 07:19:19 UTC 2008

On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 1:07 AM, Luca Capello <luca at pca.it> wrote:
> This bug has nothing to do with the rpath issue (now solved [1]).
> Thus, the problem remains: is there any particular reason for
> /usr/lib/libecl.so not providing a SONAME?

That is not something ECL has to provide. It is more a configuration
option that operating systems may provide. The question is whether it
is worth.

You have to consider the following: with every binary release we are
adding more functions and the names of old ones change. That means
being a rapidly evolving project we are definitely going to break
binary compatibility very frequently. I should rather say with every

Furthermore, ECL is currently not being used as a library by any
project. It is only either a runtime for compiled files or the
interpreted environment itself. Do you expect SBCL to use some kind of
SONAME for its core? Not really.


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