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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] final part of the ap_r* solution
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2001 01:58:13 GMT
On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 09:42:00AM -0600, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> From: "Greg Stein" <gstein@lyra.org>
>...
> > If we want it in before beta, then I can build the patch. The ap_r* code
> > already works fine, so we certainly aren't gaining functionality for the
> > beta. It should be changed in the long run, though.
> 
> The 'beta' is the wakeup call to module authors to "get your ass over here.'
> Whatever we do - we had better remain fairly consistent from here on out to release.

Ryan's patch changes the API, so it would have to go in before beta.

My (theoretical) patch to switch OLD_WRITE from an internal buffer to use
the new brigade buffering has no impact on the API at all. It can happen
before or after beta.


Unrelated: I believe we can change APIs after the beta if we want. We're
trying to build a great product; if an API change is needed to do that, then
we should. We certainly don't want to change broad architecture -- that
would definitely screw third-party module developers, but API changes are
manageable.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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