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From cmpil...@collab.net
Subject Re: APR_TMP_DIRECTORY
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2002 17:38:20 GMT
Aaron Bannert <aaron@clove.org> writes:

> I don't like the idea of having environment variables drive things
> like this.  Temp directories are a great way to get programs to
> write files wherever you want. I'd much rather have a function where
> the global tempdir can be set and then retrieved later by
> apr_get_temp_dir(). The nice thing about this is it doesn't incur
> any processing overhead when apr_get_temp_dir() is called, and can
> let apps like httpd create their own config directive for setting
> the preferred tempdir.

Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but if all that exists are
functions for setting and getting a tempdir, what is APR providing
except a storage place for a program's code?  I mean, that ignores the
whole point of having it in APR -- the *portability* aspect.

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