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From <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: apr_mmap_t
Date Sat, 23 Nov 2002 15:31:10 GMT


On 23 Nov 2002, Jeff Trawick wrote:

> <rbb@apache.org> writes:
>
> > BTW, I want to be 100% clear.  We don't use incomplete types for binary
> > compatibility.  The only reason that we use incomplete types is for
> > portability reasons.  In APR 2.0, I fully expect most of the incomplete
> > types to shrink, and for a good portion of APR to use complete types.
>
> I want to be 100% clear too :)  One reason we use incomplete types is
> for binary compatibility.  Maybe there was a time when we didn't care
> about that, but those days are over.

Incomplete types are not the solution to binary compatibility.  The
correct way to solve binary compat is to have developers who understand
what it means and why it is important.

Ryan


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