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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Solving the off_t problem in APR 1.0
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2004 20:43:23 GMT
At 12:48 PM 2/18/2004, Ben Reser wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 01:15:12PM -0600, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> I am against changing the default size or alignment of any data type
>> in
>> APR_0_9_BRANCH.  If this [has] happened we break all binary compat.
>
>Umm we've been careful to avoid doing exactly that.  The point here
>isn't to change size of the type.  It's to fix it at compile time rather
>than at build time.  The last patch sent most definitely does that
>without altering size of anytime and additionally without altering the
>type which would change the name mangling in C++.

Excellent - I will review on a few different unix platforms w.r.t. apr 9.4
v.s. head.

>> Good fix for APR 1.0 along with all the other problematic design
>> decisions
>> we made in 0.9's twisty and winding road.  +1 for 1.0
>
>There are potentially cleaner ways to fix this in 1.0.  This is a
>temporary work around for a problem.

Ack. 


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