On Mon, 15 Aug 2016, Christian Hesse wrote:
> From: Christian Hesse <m...@eworm.de>
> Commit 08aade70 (mingw: declare main()'s argv as const) changed
> declaration of main function. This breaks linking external projects
> (e.g. cgit) to libgit.a with:
> error: Multiple definition of `main'
> So do not add common-main to lib and let projects have their own
> main function.
I am opposed to this change.
For one, libgit.a is *not* a library with an API, for a good reason:
nothing in Git's development guarantees any kind of stable API. For that
reason, libgit.a is not installed, either, and neither are any headers.
And even more importantly: *iff* you *insist* on using libgit.a in your
project *despite* having been told not to, it is your responsibility to
stay up-to-date with the requirements of it.
One such requirement is that you now implement cmd_main() instead of
So if you want to continue to have an out-of-tree project that links
against the (private) libgit.a, it is your out-of-tree project that needs
changing, not libgit.a.
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