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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject RE: cvs commit: apr/memory/unix apr_pools.c
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2002 12:53:09 GMT
>
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 01:49:03AM -0400, Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > Because there is a difference between unset and NULL value.  One of them
> > was specifically set by the program, the other is a programmer trying to
> > query for a value that was never set.  They are two different
> cases.  This
> > is the time to break the API, before the 1.0 release.
>
> This is just a design difference. Most shells don't make a difference
> between unset and NULL-value. This problem hasn't come up before, and
> you haven't provided a concrete reason why it is broken now.
>
> -aaron
>

I agree with Aaron here.

Bill


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