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From dean gaudet <dgaudet-list-new-ht...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: pool vs. context
Date Thu, 13 Apr 2000 16:38:20 GMT
On Wed, 12 Apr 2000 rbb@covalent.net wrote:

> 
> Okay, second issue now.
> 
> > what is really confusing me right now as i study the APR code and try to
> > figure out if the ap_{set,get}_userdata API is even used is that there are
> > numerous functions which all just wrap ap_{set,get}_userdata:
> 
> Your right, these functions are never used.  When I was creating contexts,
> I was asked to create a way to add data to contexts, and to all APR
> types.  I did that.  We are wrapping the functions, because currently
> programmers can't get a context out of any of the APR types, and contexts
> are incomplete types.
> 
> Once a decision is made on going back to calling the things pools (that
> seems to be the groups leaning, and I really don't care what we call
> them, they perform the same function), I can easily rip out the code that
> allows us to add data to them and/or remove the functions wrappers, and
> allow people to grab pools from APR types.

i think you're still missing my point... just move the "context" stuff,
the userdata stuff, into the pool structure.  there's no reason to get rid
of it, i'm willing to assume there's a need for it.

-dean


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