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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: 2.0 naming
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2000 15:49:13 GMT
Greg Stein wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Doug MacEachern wrote:
> > i just committed a change that adds the AP_ prefix to *HOOK* macros.
> > i wanted to revisit this before moving forward with more renaming.
> > below is a list of #defines that a script plucked out of *.h and i pruned
> > down a bit by hand.  anything that already existed in 1.x is prefixed with
> > 1.x (not 100% accurate).  if the 1.x names were to be prefixed with AP_,
> > then there should probably be an ap_compat.h file that #defines all the
> > old names to the new AP_ ones.
> > this is sorta painful, but i would really like to see it happen, anybody
> > have strong feelings either way?
> +1 on adding AP_ prefixes at your discretion.
> -0 on adding entries to ap_compat.h. IMO, we should just nuke that file
> and be done with it. This is a 2.x upgrade that requires recompilation and
> file edits. Telling people to add AP_ or ap_ prefixes to their symbols
> isn't a hardship for them.
Yes, +1 here too, although I've always felt the prefix we picked was too
short to stay unique for long.

ap_compat.h should go away before a real release, IMHO. We're not
providing abackward compatibility path for modules in 2.x, so we should
not give any illusions that we are.
Chuck Murcko
Topsail Group

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