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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: Header Parse API
Date Sun, 05 Jan 1997 05:44:53 GMT
You can do this without C++... if your compiler lets you play games with
object file sections ;)  So that doesn't really help us much.

Dean

On Sat, 4 Jan 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:

> Alexei Kosut wrote:
> > 
> > On Sat, 4 Jan 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > 
> > > But it does require everything to be recompiled... one thing I mentioned a
> > > while back is that if the module structure included a size field then it
> > > would be possible to keep binary compatibility while increasing the number
> > > of callbacks.  During initialization when the module list is collected
> > > just allocate new structures of the appropriate current size with NULL
> > > vectors for whatever was missing.
> > 
> > However, everything needs to be recomiled anyway. Although pretty
> > much, a module written for 0.8.0 is source-compatible (though not if
> > it used POST/PUT) with 1.2, it sure as heck isn't
> > binary compatible. In fact, it won't even load (you'll get a "module
> > 'mod_whatever,c' is not compatible with this version of Apache"
> > notice).
> > 
> > Backwards and forwards binary compatibility is something I was
> > planning for 2.0.
> > 
> > Actually, in terms of the module structure itself, I'd like to see the
> > current system replaced with something someone (I think it was Randy)
> > proposed a year or so ago. Which is instead of having a structure that
> > the module writer has to manually fill in with all the slots, instead
> > just have a single "module setup" function that's called when the
> > module is first loaded, and which calls other functions which add API
> > hooks. Something like:
> > 
> > void setup_example_module (void) {
> >     add_translate_function(translate_example);
> >     add_command_record(&example_cmds);
> >     add_logger_function(log_example_transaction);
> > }
> > 
> > and so forth. Seems vaugly like a good idea. *shrug*
> 
> I really hate to mention this (NOT!), but this exactly what C++ does for you,
> only considerably more elegantly.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ben.
> 
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