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From dean gaudet <dgaudet-list-new-ht...@arctic.org>
Subject API changes (was Re: Beta.)
Date Mon, 15 Jan 2001 17:56:56 GMT
On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Bill Stoddard wrote:

> > does feature freeze mean no API changes to fix the problems i pointed out
> > with code that uses rprintf/rputs?  i'd be -1 on beta in that case.
>
> I agree.  I am +1 on a feature freeze. Fixing problems with the API
> (regardless of how much code is impacted) is okay.

ok, please indicate in the beta announcement that the API is *not* frozen
and that module authors may want to wait, or be prepared to accomodate API
changes.

btw, there's some other API changes which should probably happen in terms
of cleanup.  here's a few from that old mess, server/util.c:

ap_chdir_file() is not portable across MPMs because CWD is a per-process
thing, not a threaded thing.  the function should be eliminated.
mod_include is the main thing impacted by this.

ap_escape_shell_cmd() should probably be in APR rather than httpd.

initgroups() should be in APR ... maybe, dunno.  does 2.0 even work on
unixes which don't have initgroups(3)?

ap_uname2id(), ap_gname2id() ... more unixisms.

-dean


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