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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@ebuilt.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apr/include apr_general.h
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2001 06:40:39 GMT
> > > > Then write apr_file_get_pool(). Not a cast and an assumption.
> > > 
> > > That also means that we have to write apr_socket_get_pool and
> > > apr_lock_get_pool and apr_mmap_get_pool, etc.
> > 
> > Yup.
> 
> That is ugly and just plain wrong.

It is also standard design practice for use of incomplete types.
You should be following it or not using incomplete types.  I personally
find it ugly and don't use incomplete types.

> If I understand your problem with this, you are afraid that somebody will
> use this macro on a variable that is either not an APR variable, or is an
> APR type but is not one of the incomplete types.  Well, this can be fixed
> multiple ways.  Just require that every APR structure has a pool at the
> beginning of the structure, whether it is complete or not.  

I would argue that none of the APR types should have a pool, but I
don't have that much time on my hands.

....Roy

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