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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/include compat.h
Date Mon, 13 Apr 1998 14:56:06 GMT
Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> In article <> you wrote:
> > wrote:
> >>   - renamed remaining os_ stuff in os/unix/ and os/bs2000/ to ap_ variants
> > I don't remember buying into removal of os_ as part of adding ap_.
> > Surely the correct thing to do is call it ap_os_ (or apos_, but I
> > suppose that would be against the rules)? I think it is a definite
> > backwards step to lose sight of which functions actually change on a
> > per-OS basis.
> I changed it to ap_xxx instead of ap_os_xxx because of two reasons:
> 1. Other os_xx functions were already renamed to ap_xx (e.g.
>    os_is_path_absolute, os_escape_path, os_canonical_filename) and these
>    changes were a long time in without any complaining.

I complained, numerous times. Not about particular functions, but about
losing existing classification.

> 2. Our current consensus is that we just want homogen prefixes
FYI                                             ^^^^^^^ homogeneous
>    and that the meaningful prefixes will be done at a later time (Apache
>    2.0)?.
> So it seemed obvious to me that these remaining os_ functions were renamed to
> ap_, too.  But I accept ap_os_xxx, too. The only think I personally want to
> have in Apache 1.3 is a 100% consistent way. Whether ap_, ap_os_ or whatever
> is not important at this stage (where we still don't have meaningful
> prefixes), but partly ap_ and partly os_ for operating-dependend functions is
> bogus. So renaming the remaining os_ ones to ap_ is just consequent, isn't it?

Renaming the erroneously renamed ones to ap_os would be my preferred



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