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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: Moving apr_xlate from apr-util to apr-iconv
Date Mon, 08 May 2006 17:32:42 GMT
On 5/8/06, Mladen Turk <mturk@apache.org> wrote:
> Garrett Rooney wrote:
> >
> > I think that's a horrible idea.  There are many operating systems
> > where you don't need apr-iconv in order to get apr_xlate to work, I
> > see zero benefit to making them download and build apr-iconv in order
> > to use the apr_xlate APIs.
> >
> Right, but in that case the apr-iconv will be only the wrapper
> over the existing iconv, as apr_xlate inside apr-util is
> right now. OTOH it would give a cross platform look and feel
> for all operating systems.
>  From the users point of view noting will change, except that
> the apr_xlate will reside in a different .so.

In that case I still think it's a bad idea, there's no change other
than requiring those users to download a huge amount of code they
don't actually need because all they want is the wrapper functions
that call through to the system iconv.


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