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From Ian Kluft <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] new_connection -> ap_new_connection name change
Date Sun, 18 Jan 1998 21:46:39 GMT
> From: Ben Laurie <>
> Or even one (or more) leading underscores, e.g. _ap_new_connection(),
> which is more obvious to the naked eye.

Symbols beginning with underscores are reserved by some compilers for their
own internal or machine-specific symbols.  While the chance of colliding
with a compiler symbol of that name is probably small, the concept of
cooperating with existing namespaces is probably well understood around here.

Is the group willing to consider explicitly redefining the meaning of ap_ to
include any functions available via the Apache API?  There's probably no
little of confusion with re-implemented Unix functions because, for example,
ap_snprintf() would still mean "snprintf available through the Apache API".
That sounds like a technically feasible and reasonably simple option.
Ian Kluft  KO6YQ PP-ASEL                                  Cisco Systems, Inc. (work) (home)          San Jose, CA

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