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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: svn commit: r265755 - in /apr/apr-util/trunk/ldap: apr_ldap_init.c apr_ldap_option.c
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2005 20:15:27 GMT
Roy T.Fielding wrote:
> The goal of this project is to release software that works on as
> many platforms as possible.  The impossible platforms can go to hell.
> If you can produce a build that works on older platforms, great,
> but the other projects cannot wait just because we can't maintain
> ABI across the last 10 years of third-party DLLs.  Find something
> we can maintain across the next 10 years and stick with that instead.

AFA Apache httpd is concerned, +1.

AFA Apache APR is concerned, -0.  Hell, MS can't even keep code building
for three years, never mind 10, with their major tool changes.  I'm now
struggling with mod_aspdotnet for 2003+ VC compilers, which cracked
everything (.NET-C++-wise).

That isn't to say all of APR should 'just work' when building to borked
platforms, but if a dev wants to restrict themselves to some subset,
then their app should 'sorta' work.

We are a portability runtime.  I never expected that we will be able to
support every BBF (backwards broken platform), but should probably be
able to offer some subset, and at least build "It Worked" apps.


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