HEADSUP: please eliminate -lcompat usage in ports.

Will Andrews will at csociety.org
Mon Jun 21 10:18:44 PDT 2004

On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 06:30:50PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> We need to lighten our burden of backwards compatibility code and
> libcompat is in the crosshairs.
> libcompat pertains to compatibility with FreeBSD-1 and earlier versions
> of BSD.
> libcompat may or may not disappear in 5-stable, but it is 100%
> certain to die in -current as soon as 5-stable has been branched.
> Therefore, please as soon as possible eliminate -lcompat use from
> your ports.


1) Why get rid of backwards compatibility?
2) Where is -lcompat used?  Are you talking of compat3x/compat4x?

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