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From Rasmus Lerdorf <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Reorder the elements in ap_add_version_componants
Date Sun, 10 May 1998 07:27:42 GMT
> I'm not sure I follow - is it that, if we removed SERVER_SUBVERSION, you'd
> say "right, PHP users, if you are using 1.3.0, you *must* use PHP 3.01 (or
> whatever), because the API has changed"?  But if we leave it in, you would
> not force people to use the new PHP release, and thus to stay compatible
> with 1.3bX releases you'd use SERVER_SUBVERSION?  Sorry about all the
> triple negatives there... 
> Fortunately it's not like we have a big legacy of modules which use this
> yet.  I don't know of anyone outside php and perl using SUBVERSION.  I'd
> like to steer any new module author towards the new system; but I think
> it's a good thing to allow current perl and php users to use older versions
> of their own modules, for testing purposes or whatever.  And here I thought
> we were doing you a favor by leaving it in :)
> It doesn't look like the mod_jserv folks care about it yet.... 

Hrm..  Early in the morning for me here and this is a bit hard to parse.  

Basically what I am saying is that it is a pain for me to check the MMN
when I build my .module file.  I would like to not have to worry about it
and just keep defining SERVER_SUBVERSION in that file and have Apache be
smart enough to not add the subversion twice if I also call
ap_add_version_components().  That means that no matter which server
version people use it will work.


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