Johannes Schindelin <> on Mon, 2016/08/15 14:20:
> Hi Christian,
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2016, Christian Hesse wrote:
> > From: Christian Hesse <>
> > 
> > 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.

Me too. :-p

> 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.

cgit pulls in the git tree as a subproject. We are aware that the API changes
all the time and that's fine. Usually we just fix it, this time I missed the
background information of the change.

> One such requirement is that you now implement cmd_main() instead of
> main().
> 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.

Already updated my code. ;)
main(a){char*c=/*    Schoene Gruesse                         */"B?IJj;MEH"
"CX:;",b;for(a/*    Best regards             my address:    */=0;b=c[a++];)
putchar(b-1/(/*    Chris            cc -ox -xc - && ./x    */b/42*2-3)*42);}

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