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From Rian Hunter <r...@MIT.EDU>
Subject Re: svn commit: r232338 [1/2] - in /httpd/mod_smtpd/trunk: ./ Makefile.in README autogen.sh configure configure.ac mod_smtpd.h smtp.h smtp_core.c smtp_protocol.c
Date Sun, 18 Sep 2005 20:09:59 GMT

On Sep 18, 2005, at 3:30 PM, Paul Querna wrote:

> Rian Hunter wrote:
>
>> On Sep 17, 2005, at 9:50 PM, Paul Querna wrote:
>>
>>> Sorry for bring this up so late....
>>> [ snip ]
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Why are these APR Optional Functions?
>>>
>>> Why can't they be AP_DECLARE_HOOK's?
>>>
>>> -Paul
>>>
>>>
>> I decided that they should be optional because after talking to  
>> some people I was under the impression that only modules included  
>> in the core httpd distribution should use AP_DECLARE_HOOK and all  
>> others should be optional hooks because they might not always be  
>> loaded.
>>
>
> If you are running a SMTP server, mod_smtpd will always be loaded,  
> and if its not, it should be treated as a fatal error  The optional  
> functions will make it silently ignore any missing symbols, which  
> isn't a good thing.

I have no problem changing it, but if I do I'll have to change all  
the currently checked in mod_smtpd plugins. Are you 100% this is the  
right thing to do?
-rian

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