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From Ben Hyde <bh...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Context types in APR.
Date Mon, 03 May 1999 12:38:56 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.Coar@Golux.Com> writes:

> Greg Stein wrote:
> > 
> > Can anybody explain why another context would ever be created?
> 
> As an example: within the routine library itself, if/when a
> library routine needs a private but unbounded work area/whatever
> that it intends to release at exit.  Given the current
> implementation of pools (no free()), assuming that each
> routine can leave droppings all over its caller's context
> isn't very friendly -- the routine has no idea what the
> parent context's persistence is, and shouldn't care.

How is this different than a pool? - ben

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