Subject: Re: State machine representation
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 04:42:23 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>
Thomas F. Burdick <tfb@famine.OCF.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:
| Ingvar Mattsson <> writes:
| > ...vastly more interesting. At least a couple of years back, where a
| > source-built C++ app usually worked, but a "grabbed binary for
| > royughly the same versions" woked only occasionally.
| You're talking about Linux here, right?  This wasn't a big problem on
| Solaris.  The ABI changed a little, but they kept it to a minimum as
| the language changed -- none of that, "It's a new month, we need a new
| ABI" crap that afflicted the GNU tools.

FreeBSD tries to maintain backwards-compatibility, too. I just installed
4.9-RELEASE, and they have compatibility libraries you can install to run
binaries built for stuff as far back as FreeBSD 1.x.  This was especially
useful for me since I had some binaries built for FreeBSD 2.2.6 that I
needed to keep working. With the "compat22" libraries installed, they do.


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