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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: vetoing hide.h
Date Tue, 31 Mar 1998 08:08:43 GMT

On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> I question if HIDE=yes is the right default though.  There are only a
> small number of people that need this or would benefit from it at all.

It is the right default for anyone building a precompiled system. 
Otherwise you can't add shared PHP with arbitrary database support, for

Binary compatibility doesn't exist with previous Apache versions.  There's
no sense catering to it.

Source compatibility is a moving target, that's what MODULE_MAGIC_NUMBER
is for.  But adding apfoo_ to everything is a very non-trivial change for
folks to track in every module.  This is something that we didn't seem to
want to happen in 1.3 a month ago.


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