[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] LAR verison field

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Nov 30 01:19:24 CET 2007

On 30.11.2007 00:43, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> Together with reserving space at the end of the header. I think
>> especially the space reservation is important because it allows use of
>> feature flags without having to horrible
>> re-definition/out-of-place-information hacks.  
> Space reservation? What is this about?

That way we can introduce new header fields and still have old LAR code
parse new archives without any problems. Together with feature flags, we
can have future LAR utility versions generate archives which are still
readable by old LAR library versions.
I can come up with an example if you need one.


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