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From br...@xbc.nu
Subject Re: cvs commit: apr/test testdso.c
Date Wed, 04 Jun 2003 18:23:52 GMT
Quoting Jeff Trawick <trawick@attglobal.net>:

> Branko Ä&#65533;ibej wrote:
> > Imagine the mess if all APR users started to use APR_PLATFORM_IS_HPUX to
> > decide the .so vs. .sl thing... this is exactly what APR is meant to avoid.
> Another factor is that not every portability issue affecting 
> applications that use APR is going to be adopted by APR as a problem 
> that it can or should solve.  Some issues will always pop up for certain
> apps, and whether or not APR provides a clean way to check the platform
> isn't going to change that fact.

So, what you're proposing is that APR provide mechanisms for people to write
platform-specific code? That's in direct conflict with our mission to provice
"predictable if not identical" behaviour across platforms.

(It also seems a bit weird, but maybe that's just me... :-)

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