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From "Ryan Bloom" <...@covalent.net>
Subject RE: cvs commit: apr STATUS
Date Thu, 11 Jul 2002 22:20:33 GMT
> Bumping the MMN works for things like Apache, but not for flood,
> subversion, or any of the countless other APR-based apps that have
> sprung up lately.
> 
> I'll agree that changing the typename doesn't solve the problem of
> mismatched binary compatibility, but it does make it obvious to the
app
> author where the interface has changed. The renaming simply gives us
> compile-time type-checking.
> 
> Maybe APR needs to have its own magic number. Is there a way to
> make a version check mandatory, or are we stuck with a voluntary
check?

Versioning has been on the todo list for a long time now.  Perhaps the
apr_time_t change is a good enough reason to add it ASAP.  Then, we can
do the versioning and the apr_time_t change at the same time, and this
problem is solved completely.

Ryan



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