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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Expat patch #3
Date Mon, 24 May 1999 07:51:35 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> >Moving things in CVS is a little complicated.  If I recall
> >correctly, the sequence for this should be:
> >
> >1. cvs add src/lib
> >2. in the master CVS repository, copy the regex/ directory
> >   and contents (regex/*,v) under lib/
> >3. repeat for anything else moving
> >4. cvs rm regex/* (and likewise for any other copied
> >   directories)
> WHOA!  Why is this being done in 1.3.x???  We don't screw with the
> directory structure on minor versions, since third-party installation
> scripts depend on the directory structure not changing haphazardly.
> So, why on earth do we need a src/lib directory?  Aesthetics again?

hehe... *just* in time. I was about to start working on this right
now... :-)

The original patch was to add Expat to the distribution. Feedback was to
put it into src/lib/ and to also put src/regex in there.

So, yes: aeshetics would be the reason. src/lib/ would contain complete
little blobs of code; in the regex and expat case, those blobs are
actually imported snapshots.

NOTE: I'll consider your response a veto for any src/lib/ type change
(which actually cancels my entire patch :-). Sigh...

Please let me know if you need more information, and/or please read the
recent thread "Expat patch #3" or the threads around April 15, also with
"Expat" in the subject. That should bring you up to speed.

In general, I would summarize this way:
* people want Expat in the distribution, for several independent reasons
* people feel src/lib/ is the proper location for Expat, along with
(moving) the regex stuff and adding Ralf's MM library.


Greg Stein,

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