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From Tony Finch <>
Subject Re: SDBM 2.0 'namespace protection'
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2000 00:10:56 GMT wrote:
>> I don't see any purpose served by losing any of those mods.
>The reason for losing those mods, is that pools are the wrong solution, as
>is, I believe APR.  APR would be the correct solution if it wasn't tied to
>pools, but it is.

On the whole the sdbm changes (relative to the sdbm in perl) are
minor, afaics. I can't see that the use of pools is a problem (mostly
because sdbm doesn't do much allocation), except in one case: in
sdbm_open() a malloc() followed almost immediately by a free() was
changed into allocation from a long-lived pool (i.e. a memory leak).

f.a.n.finch     Chad for President!

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