Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Linkers and Libraries Guide

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Updated: July 2014

Version Stability

Various models have been described that provide for binding to a version definition within an object. These models allow for the runtime validation of interface requirements. This verification only remains valid if the individual version definitions remain constant over the life time of the object.

A version definition for an object can be created for other objects to bind with. This version definition must continue to exist in subsequent releases of the object. Both the version name and the symbols associated with the version must remain constant. To help enforce these requirements, wildcard expansion of the symbol names defined within a version definition is not supported. The number of symbols that can match a wildcard might differ over the course of an objects evolution. This difference can lead to accidental interface instability.