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Re: A new look at the apr_off_t problem

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-01-24 00:18:41 CET

On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 17:15, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Why is it more important to have Perl wrappers for blame than diff?

Sorry, I tried to be clear about this. We can have (and probably do
have) working Perl wrappers for svn_client_diff, but not for libsvn_diff
right now.

I'm told that clkao probably wants working wrappers for libsvn_diff,
though, so my argument kind of falls down there.

> Also, there is a workaround, albeit a clumsy one: you could recompile
> your APR (and all its dependencies) to match Perl.

This is a workaround for the user who builds everything from source, but
it's not a workaround for binary packagers like Red Hat. Shipping an
APR which matches perl would be compounding Perl's mistake tenfold.

So, really, no, there is no workaround.

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