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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: dependency in Apache2::Status
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2005 22:28:40 GMT
"Christopher H. Laco" <> writes:

> Geoffrey Young wrote:
>>>While I'm sure my opinion is extremely low on the totem, I'd much prefer:
>> yeah, I was going to suggest something along these lines.  perhaps
>> MOD_PERL_API_VERSION which we can use to affect abi compat or something.  I
>> just didn't know if the overhead of another mandatory insertion into %ENV
>> was worth it, but we may be leaving ourselves with no recourse here.
> That's what led me to the other option of actually setting $ENV{MOD_PERL} to
> the verion instead of just true; the two birds with one stone thing.

But we can't wind the clock back for mp1, so whatever its
been producing in $ENV{MOD_PERL} isn't something we 
should try to change now.  +1 for either documenting the format
of $ENV{MOD_PERL} so folks can parse it, or (preferably)
creating a new env variable that contains either the 
version number or the API generation.

Joe Schaefer

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