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Re: ra-dav => ra-neon and compat guarantees

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-08-03 14:51:01 CEST

On 8/3/07, David Glasser <glasser@davidglasser.net> wrote:
> On 8/2/07, Eric Gillespie <epg@pretzelnet.org> wrote:
> > I only noticed yesterday that we had renamed ra-dav to ra-neon,
> > and I only just now got around to looking through the list to
> > find the discussion. What I saw did not soothe my concerns.
>
> Just for the record, this is issue 2800.
>
> I physically did the rename, but will happily admit that I am not an
> expert on linking, and am certainly concerned that we need to make
> sure this is compatible or revert it.

We could also consider a compromise solution:

* Build the library in a file called libsvn_ra_dav
* Refer to the library as "neon" in "svn --version" and the
http-library configuration setting
* Use the svn_ra_neon__* namespace for symbols (though this could go
either way).

I guess it's a usability question: is it more important for the
library filename to match what it's referred to as in the application,
or for the choice the user makes in the application to use the more
relevant names?

--dave

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David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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