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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Hide symbols to avoid namespace conflicts (take 2)
Date Wed, 04 Mar 1998 11:47:43 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> 
> > I agree as well.  This is a Good Thing.  My main concern at this point
> > has to do with the renaming of things that already have an "ap*" prefix -
> > that shouldn't happen.
>
> But why special case them?  It seems like wasted effort, that is bound to
> be more fragile than anything else.

I guess I'm missing the point..  Things like ap_snprintf and friends are
being made portable so they can be used by things *outside* of the
httpd core and even the server project itself.  (Can you say "reusable
software"?)  It is pointless for hide.h to 'protect' items which
have already been protected.  Particularly since it would cause problems
for other apps that *don't* include hide.h, not needing any of the
symbols we're having to conceal to avoid collisions.

#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
Apache Group member         <http://www.apache.org/>
"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://WWW.Dummies.Com/

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