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From Graham Leggett <minf...@sharp.fm>
Subject Re: svn commit: r890580 - in /apr/apr-util/branches/1.4.x: crypto/apr_crypto.c crypto/apr_crypto_nss.c crypto/apr_crypto_openssl.c include/apr_crypto.h include/private/apr_crypto_internal.h test/testcrypto.c
Date Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:03:07 GMT
On 21 Jan 2010, at 8:11 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:

> You are absolutely right, I made this comment on dev@httpd  
> yesterday, that
> too many bad API examples are in the library today.
>
> This suggests that dbd was not given adequate oversight coming into  
> apr.
> That shouldn't suggest that less oversight now applies.
>
> Folks using dbd will be rudely interrupted in apr-2.0 with the need to
> modify their code for conforming api names and arguments.  I don't  
> want
> that to happen to users of apr_crypto_*, if it can be avoided.
>
> There are still several flaws with the crypto API on trunk, I'm  
> looking
> forward to fixing these as part of a general review, not singling out
> crypto.  If we can wait a month to release 1.5.0 with crypto, then  
> they
> will have no 'interruption' in their use of that API; it will take me
> some time to complete this entire review and present the conclusions  
> to
> this list.

Waiting is entirely reasonable, as there is definite merit in ensuring  
v1.x is done as right as humanly possible.

Regards,
Graham
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