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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: STANDARD20_MODULE_STUFF
Date Tue, 07 Sep 1999 22:48:20 GMT


On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> >> By more general solution, I meant something that wasn't tied to a specific
> >> version of the server. I'd hate to have to explain that change within
> >> a book on module programming.  We should implement something that can
> >> anticipate the next time we need to force a compile error.
> >
> >I'm with Dean on this one: anticipating all the compile errors you may
> >want to force is a) hopeless, and b) a waste of time.
> 
> You don't have to anticipate what you want to force -- just that we
> will want to do the same in the future, and including the version
> number of the release in the symbol name is the wrong way to do it.
> If we have a generation number, then you can write in your book
> that "the differences between generation 2 and generation 3 are ..."
> rather than using a different symbol name in every example.

next time around I'm going to change the symbol to
DO_THE_FUNKY_CHICKEN_DANCE, it has more class... and then we don't have to
worry about a troublesome number in there ;)

Dean


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