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From Randy Terbush <ra...@Covalent.NET>
Subject Re: Win32 naming
Date Tue, 19 May 1998 17:44:41 GMT
Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirk.vangulik@jrc.it> writes:
> On Tue, 19 May 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > > 
> > > Why are modules called things like
> > >   apachemoduleauthanon.dll
> > > 
> > > and not something simpler like
> > >   authanon.dll
>  
> > Windows doesn't pay much attention to paths, only to DLL names (or at
> > least, that's how it was last time I checked), so the idea was to avoid
> > name clashes by using a probably unique name.
> 
> Please, please, as we are already limited to W95 (and thus can rely on
> long filenames) having a product specific prefix is _really_ worth aiming
> at. I would even advocate putting a major version number in. It is so easy
> to get bitten by conflicts; at happens to me so often; in particular when
> you try to use DLLs as functionality plug ints.
> 
> Dw

I'd agree with this regardless of whether we can load from a path. MS
suffers from too much of this random behavior already.



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