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Re: New expat (was Re: Some XML Questions)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-02-02 20:39:10 CET

On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 01:53:25PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > If I had to vote, I guess I'd be -0. Even if we import a static
> > `new' expat into our tree, it adds the risks of new bugs, while
> > solving a problem we don't have.
> I think we might have a problem in the long run. Right now, if an
> application wants to use a Subversion library, it has to use
> expat-lite. Suppose the application also wanted to use the real expat
> for other purposes; would there be a namespace conflict?
> To be honest, I don't know if that's a real problem now or whether
> upgrading would help eliminate it. More study required. But it's a
> possibility.

Exactly. This was my comment about expat-lite not being able to live in the
same address space as the real expat (or heck, Apache's expat-lite!)

Note that Apache is intending to lose its copy of expat-lite, too, in favor
of a released version.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:21 2006

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