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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: AF_UNIX sockets in APR...
Date Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:01:34 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 09:15:12PM -0700, Ryan Bloom wrote:
> 
>>I have no problem implementing this feature, but do it right (which may
>>mean not using apr_socket_t), so that it is portable.  We have enough
>>people who have asked for this feature, that not implementing it is kind
>>of stupid, but please, please, please, don't write the API such that it
>>absolutely can't work on Windows.  That completely removes the goal of
>>APR.  We have tried hard not to create functions that can't be written
>>on one of our platforms.  Please don't add a type of communication that
>>isn't portable, that isn't useful in a portable library.
> 
> 
> I think the biggest problem is that we (at least myself) don't know
> what type of API would work for Win32.  If someone with knowledge of
> how this might work on Win32 could describe an API, I think we can
> come up with an implementation in Unix.  Whenever someone cares
> enough to implement the bits in Win32, they can add it.
> 
> And, +1 to the "not implementing it is kind of stupid" as we've had
> this debate way too many times for my liking.  -- justin

If any of you guys are at Defcon, I'd be happy to discuss this.

Cheers,

Ben.

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