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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] DBD drivers as DSOs
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2007 21:04:12 GMT
On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 07:11:08AM +1100, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 14:11 +0000, Nick Kew wrote:
> > +1.  I wonder if we could extend that to database versions too,
> > where there are minor but important API version differences,
> > and #ifdefs (as between MySQL 4.1 and 5.0).
> 
> In this scenario where people may want to have both MySQL 4.x and 5.x
> support simultaneously, two drivers may be required. Then at load time
> they could be referred to as mysql4 and mysql5, which would then pull in
> apr_dbd_mysql4/5.so, as required.

AFAIK all versions of libmysqlclient use the same symbol namespace so 
those kind of tricks aren't possible in general.

joe

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