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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Expat patch #3
Date Fri, 21 May 1999 19:56:21 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> On Fri, 21 May 1999, Jens-Uwe Mager wrote:
>> On Fri, May 21, 1999 at 09:40:34AM -0700, Dean Gaudet wrote:
>> > Can't we just put the expat symbols into the export file on those systems?
>> Yep, as it is unlikely that you find that symbols in libc you could
>> simply export them. The trend to rename is mostly with symbols that
>> could conflict with libc, these systems tend to use symbols from libc
>> in preference to symbols imported from the main executable (in the
>> DSO/shlib case).
> So we could get away with not renaming expat then?  (expat won't be part
> of libc on these systems... at least I hope it isn't :)
> I'd be a lot happier not renaming expat.

"Renaming Expat"? We don't rename or change anything inside Expat, of course.
What we do is just to use ap_xml_xxx() wrapper functions which make sure all
Expat code is linked into the Apache core code. That's at least 100% portable
and doesn't suffer from any linker/export restrictions. And this way we've not
to link every DSO against the Expat library, of course.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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