On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 12:55:52AM +0200, Jani Taskinen wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> >There is one problem which could come dangerous for extensions in
> >future: change made a week ago in configure macros: AC_ADD_* ->
> >PHP_ADD_* This change was made in HEAD branch but PHP_4_0_5 wasn't
> >reflected. It means that external extensions (PHP-GTK, Midgard, APC and
> >others) now in hard situation: they will be broken with CVS snapshots
> >(but will work with 4.0.4pl1, 4.0.5). And then they will eventually work
> >with 4.0.6 but be broken with previous ones. IMO, for external
> >extensions latest version of PHP should not be 'must' requirement,
> >people are conservative usually and would not replace main engine
> >without too much need.
> Why do you see it as a problem? They should be doing their own
> releases after our releases. ie. They should say that this version
> works with PHP 4.0.5. People should know that when they get
> the bleeding edge..it might not work at all.. There have been also
> other changes (e.g. in Zend) which might break those extensions.
> So I don't really see this renaming as a big problem.
I'm not against renaming, I'm warning that CVS and release version
will use different macros so extensions will be in trouble till next
release based on HEAD branch.

> This renaming was only done because the configure system is getting pretty
> big and those macros looked like autoconf one's, a fact that confused me
> (only me? :) many times. Now if someone would be so kind and documented
> the usage of those macros a bit better. :-)
If so, why this change didn't find its way into PHP_4_0_5 branch? It was
done a week ago, at the time of ~ RC3 I think.

Sincerely yours, Alexander Bokovoy 
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