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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: documented 1.0 showstoppers
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 18:49:31 GMT
Jeff Trawick wrote:

Why is that everybody suddenly has the time to go on huge threads pushing for 
1.0 release and totally ignoring efforts to make a solid 1.0 first. How many 
times do I have to ask whether my suggestion for making the API more sensible 
before I'll get some feedback? Several people +1'd that this needs to be done 
*before* 1.0 is released. and since then I'm talking to a wall :(

Here is at least one issue that I'm talking about:

Subject: Re: enum and defines naming

William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
 > At 08:02 PM 5/21/2004, Stas Bekman wrote:
 >
 >> Before apr 1.0 is cast in stone any chance public enums and defines will
 >> get sensible names? It all looks nice in the declaration but in the code,
 >> one needs to scratch the head to figure out what APR_REG means. Why not
 >> have /^APR_FILETYPE_/ prefix? APR_FILETYPE_REG requires no head
 >> scratching when reading the code and won't collide with some other enum
 >> with a totally different functionality.
 >
 >
 > +1
 >
 >
 >> Same goes for defines, for example: There are all related to files, why
 >> pollute the namespace with such short names and not fix them to have a
 >> sensible prefix similar to above suggestion? /^APR_FILETYPE_/ as in
 >> APR_FILETYPE_UREAD.
 >
 >
 >
 > +1 again.  This is why 1.0 isn''t ready just yet, IMHO :)

Thanks. So what's the next step? How one performs this kind of rename? I have
seen that done with functions, not sure how does it work for enums. I guess
defines are the same as functions.

Should it be s/APR_/APR_FILETYPE_/ and s/APR_/APR_FINFO_/ or something else?
Like so?

typedef enum {
      APR_FILETYPE_NOFILE = 0,     /**< no file type determined */
      APR_FILETYPE_REG,            /**< a regular file */
      APR_FILETYPE_DIR,            /**< a directory */
      APR_FILETYPE_CHR,            /**< a character device */
      APR_FILETYPE_BLK,            /**< a block device */
      APR_FILETYPE_PIPE,           /**< a FIFO / pipe */
      APR_FILETYPE_LNK,            /**< a symbolic link */
      APR_FILETYPE_SOCK,           /**< a [unix domain] socket */
      APR_FILETYPE_UNKFILE = 127   /**< a file of some other unknown type */
} apr_filetype_e;



#define APR_FINFO_UREAD       0x0400 /**< Read by user */
#define APR_FINFO_UWRITE      0x0200 /**< Write by user */
#define APR_FINFO_UEXECUTE    0x0100 /**< Execute by user */

#define APR_FINFO_GREAD       0x0040 /**< Read by group */
#define APR_FINFO_GWRITE      0x0020 /**< Write by group */
#define APR_FINFO_GEXECUTE    0x0010 /**< Execute by group */

#define APR_FINFO_WREAD       0x0004 /**< Read by others */
#define APR_FINFO_WWRITE      0x0002 /**< Write by others */
#define APR_FINFO_WEXECUTE    0x0001 /**< Execute by others */




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