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From "Ryan Bloom" <...@covalent.net>
Subject RE: cvs commit: apr STATUS
Date Fri, 12 Jul 2002 00:22:39 GMT
> From: William A. Rowe, Jr. [mailto:wrowe@rowe-clan.net]
> At 07:34 PM 7/11/2002, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> >Not quite opaque in that you can still compute deltas via a
> >subtraction, but that to understand the quantities, you must place
> >it through a function/macro.  Brian has already converted httpd
> >to this model.  -- justin
> OK... after much hand waving today... #apr channel folks have come
> up with an interesting idea that might make all happy.
> IF we adopt apr_butime_t to represent a time (epoch 1.1.1970) and
> also adopt apr_busec_t to represent any interval, timeout or other
> delta (not rooted to an epoch) ... both declared as 64bit values,
> that satisfy everyone?

No.  The interval time needs to be called out as interval time, or you
haven't solved the problem that type was intended to solve.  Second, the
names are still horrible, I REALLY hate the busec in the name, because I
don't think _time_ when I see busec.


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