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Re: RFC: Changing anchor/target split to use "" instead of NULL

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-12-15 05:32:54 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> In issue 999, I wrote that target should probably be "", not NULL, for
> directory operations. In many other contexts we use the empty path,
> rather than NULL, to mean "right here". I have composed a patch
> (attached) to make this change, and am looking for comments. There is
> no way I will apply this change to the trunk if there isn't agreement
> that it should be in 1.0, since the trunk should not start out life with
> a subtle and permanent API change from the 1.0 branch.
> Specifically, I'm looking for comments like:
> * You think this is wrong, that we really should be using NULL for
> the target, because this is different from other situations
> where we use a path element of "right here."
> * You think this is right (or at least debatable), but you would
> rather live with this API wart for a very long time than apply
> such a potentially destabilizing patch to the 1.0 branch.
> * You think this is right, and should make it into 1.0.

I composed a mail trying to convince you that this is wrong. I
approached the thing from various perspectives.

You'll never gonna see that mail.

You have my blessing on getting this into 1.0.

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Received on Mon Dec 15 05:35:24 2003

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