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From "Randolf Richardson" <rand...@modperl.pl>
Subject Re: Apache2::Connection::remote_ip
Date Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:34:28 GMT
> On 20/11/2014 22:39, John Dunlap wrote:
> > Could you give us a link to the documentation you are using?
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 5:38 PM, worik <worik.stanton@gmail.com 
> > <mailto:worik.stanton@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Can't locate object method "remote_ip" via package
> >     "Apache2::Connection
> >
> You are probably looking at 2.2 documentation for a 2.4 Apache...
> 
> I tend to use:
>      ($r->connection->can('remote_ip') ? $r->connection->remote_ip : 
> $r->connection->client_ip );

	So, what's the general attitude about backward compatibility?  I 
rely on $r->connection->remote_ip and although I can update my code 
quite easily (although I have many modules that will need updating) I 
now have to use a conditional if I want to use the same code across 
two different Apache 2 HTTPd server versions?  I'm not keen about 
this, especially if it's going to mean I'm going to have to do this 
with other subroutines as well.

	Why not leave "remote_ip" in place, and just document the preferred 
"client_ip" subroutine as "future direction," then switch over to it 
when Apache 3 (and presumably ModPerl 3) comes onto the scene?

	Major changes from ModPerl 1 to ModPerl 2 were understandable, but 
removing (even if due to renaming) within the same version is 
something that seems questionable to me, partly because it will break 
existing code.

[End of reply.]

> (In fact have a wrapper function to do this)
> 
> so the code base will (does) work on 2.2 & 2.4...
> 
> james
> >
> >     Turns out I should have used  $r->useragent_ip
> >
> >     What is going on?  Why is the documentation at odds with the code?
> >
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