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Document Binary Compatibility

Description

Document the policies on binary compatibility more clearly, that:

  • ICU C and Java API that is marked stable in 3.0 is binary compatible from 3.0
    forward.

  • We provide a way to let people check whether they are using only stable API in
    ICU4C 3.0 and later; and document that method clearly (In 3.2 we will provide a
    way to let people check in Java.)

  • We make no promises for non-stable API, or API before 3.0.

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Assignee

Andy Heninger

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tracCreated

Jul 17, 2004, 7:55 PM

tracOwner

andy

tracProject

ICU4C,ICU4J and ICU4JNI

tracReporter

mark.davis@63ab4e4d4e2312f9

tracResolution

fixed

tracReviewer

Vladimir

tracStatus

closed

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critical