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From "Ryan Bloom" <...@covalent.net>
Subject RE: Logging
Date Sun, 03 Mar 2002 00:14:15 GMT
> > > Is there going to be any APR logging functionality?
> > > Or is there a reason why this isn't supposed to be a part of the
APR?
> >
> > My personal opinion:
> >
> > APR is a *portability* library.  If it's functionality not aimed at
> making
> > applications more portable (or a helper for such functionality, as
with
> > pools and hash tables and similar low-level data structures), then
it
> > doesn't belong in APR.  We made a conscious effort to avoid having
APR
> > become the kitchen sink (though it seems APR-util has become the
kitchen
> > sink instead :-/ ).  Anyway, AIUI, that's the reason logging
remained in
> > Apache and didn't go into APR.
> 
> I can respect that argument.  I had already noticed that the code I
was
> writing was different from the APR code body in the sense that it
_used_
> APR
> but didn't have any platform-specific sections of its own.  I can
always
> develop what I want on top of APR (e.g. Log4APR) as a separate
project.
> 
> However...having a nice base like APR I would like to develop tools on
top
> of it that might have general utility, if not be specifically targeted
at
> portability.  The idea being that if I'm using APR for development I
would
> like features X and Y and Z also, and I want them to work _with_ APR
and
> _using_ APR so that my hassles and code size are both minimized.
> 
> Just as there exists CPAN for Perl packages (and so on and so forth),
> might
> there also (eventually) be a similar repository for APR packages?

I hope so, and there will be if enough people find APR useful.

Ryan



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