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From Brian Pane <bri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apr-site versioning.html
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2002 20:15:52 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:

>That is in Apache, which has nothing to do with APR.  The proposal
>specifically states that APR will stop dealing with microseconds, which
>makes it useless for an app outside of httpd that wants microsecond
>resolution.
>

On the contrary, removing the microsecond manipulation from APR is
what could finally make APR useful for apps that use microsecond
resolution.

Right now, apps that need microsecond resolution need to look somewhere
other than APR, because APR packs the microsecond data into a form
that makes common operations unnecessarily expensive.  If APR were
to just supply the seconds and microseconds to the app and let the
app choose an appropriate representation (where "appropriate" will
vary depending on the needs of the app), apps that needed microsecond
resolution would be able to use APR without any performance penalty.

Brian



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