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From Garrett Rooney <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: Solving the off_t problem in APR 1.0
Date Fri, 23 Jan 2004 00:12:43 GMT

On Jan 22, 2004, at 6:10 PM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> Now, the down sides:
>
>   * APR 1.0 would be incompatible with APR 0.9.  If any httpd APIs use
>     apr_off_t (and I'm pretty sure that some do), then httpd 2.x
>     becomes stuck at APR 0.9.  Similarly, if any svn 1.0 APIs use
>     apr_off_t (currently a matter of debate), then svn 1.x becomes
>     stuck at APR 0.9.  (Subversion developers who are reading this
>     should take note: regardless of whether APR accepts my proposal,
>     svn 1.x will experience less pain if it avoids using apr_off_t in
>     its API.  The redundant svn_offset_t type would be much less of a
>     headache than being stuck at APR 0.9.)

httpd 2.x is already stuck at APR 0.9 because of the API changes 
(deprecated functions being removed and so forth) in APR 1.0.

-garrett


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