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From: "Kinsella, Ray" <mdr@ashroe.eu>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org, fady@mellanox.com, Honnappa.Nagarahalli@arm.com,
	Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>,
	John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>,
	Marko Kovacevic <marko.kovacevic@intel.com>,
	Harini Ramakrishnan <harini.ramakrishnan@microsoft.com>,
	Omar Cardona <ocardona@microsoft.com>,
	Pallavi Kadam <pallavi.kadam@intel.com>,
	Ranjit Menon <ranjit.menon@intel.com>,
	david.marchand@redhat.com, bruce.richardson@intel.com
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 2/2] doc: clarify alias to experimental period
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 17:35:13 +0100
Message-ID: <955b01b8-faad-5c77-24ed-6a96f5c58929@ashroe.eu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2116547.mo2HYodoZD@thomas>



On 07/07/2020 16:26, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 07/07/2020 16:45, Ray Kinsella:
>> Clarify retention period for aliases to experimental.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
>> ---
>> --- a/doc/guides/contributing/abi_versioning.rst
>> +++ b/doc/guides/contributing/abi_versioning.rst
>> @@ -158,7 +158,7 @@ The macros exported are:
>>  * ``VERSION_SYMBOL_EXPERIMENTAL(b, e)``: Creates a symbol version table entry
>>    binding versioned symbol ``b@EXPERIMENTAL`` to the internal function ``be``.
>>    The macro is used when a symbol matures to become part of the stable ABI, to
>> -  provide an alias to experimental for some time.
>> +  provide an alias to experimental until the next major ABI version.
> 
> Why limiting the period for experimental status?
> Some API want to remain experimental longer.
> 
> [...]
>>  In situations in which an ``experimental`` symbol has been stable for some time,
>>  and it becomes a candidate for promotion to the stable ABI. At this time, when
>> -promoting the symbol, maintainer may choose to provide an alias to the
>> -``experimental`` symbol version, so as not to break consuming applications.
>> +promoting the symbol, the maintainer may choose to provide an alias to the
>> +``experimental`` symbol version, so as not to break consuming applications. This
> 
> Please start a sentence on a new line.

ACK

> 
>> +alias will then typically be dropped in the next major ABI version.
> 
> I don't see the need for the time estimation.
> 
> 

Will reword to ...

"This alias will then be dropped in the next major ABI version."

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-07 16:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-07 14:45 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 0/2] doc: minor abi policy fixes Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 14:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 1/2] doc: reword abi policy for windows Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 15:23   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 16:33     ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 14:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 2/2] doc: clarify alias to experimental period Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 15:26   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 16:35     ` Kinsella, Ray [this message]
2020-07-07 16:36       ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 16:37         ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 16:55           ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2020-07-07 17:00             ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 17:01               ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 16:57           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 17:01             ` Kinsella, Ray
2020-07-07 17:08               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-07 17:50 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] doc: minor abi policy fixes Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 17:51   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] doc: reword abi policy for windows Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 17:51   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] doc: clarify alias to experimental period Ray Kinsella
2020-07-07 18:44     ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2020-07-08 10:32   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] doc: minor abi policy fixes Thomas Monjalon
2020-07-08 12:02     ` Kinsella, Ray

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