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From:Sergei Golubchik Date:December 7 2007 3:54pm
Subject:Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535
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Hi!

On Dec 06, Konstantin Osipov wrote:
> * Sergei Golubchik <serg@stripped> [07/12/06 22:18]:
> > On Dec 04, konstantin@stripped wrote:
> > > ChangeSet@stripped, 2007-12-04 22:32:08+03:00, kostja@bodhi.(none) +1 -0
> > >   Fix Bug#25535 "load_defaults() no longer included by mysql.h" by
> > >   making sure that load_defaults can be made available by including
> > >   my_sys.h. Note, if one includes both my_sys.h and mysql.h, my_sys.h
> > >   got to go first (this is how mysql.h is written).
> > 
> > I don't like it. my_sys.h and my_global.h always were internal
> > headers, we modify them at will without a second thought. They
> > define lots of types and macros that are used in MySQL sources but
> > make no sense anywhere else (example: my_global.h starts from
> > defining INNODB_COMPATIBILITY_HOOKS). They aren't appropriate to be
> > declared a public client API.
> 
> Whether we want it or not, it is our public API and has been for
> years.
> 
> We might not advertise it, not document it, not maintain
> compatibility -- we are not and I think should not be doing that,
> but we do ship it.

We ship it, but clients aren't really expected to use it, nor they need
to anyway.
 
> > Why not to add/move load_defaults() to mysql.h where it was ?
> 
> Because mysql.h is a public header that stands for MySQL Client
> Library. load_defaults() is not a part of the public library API,
> rather just one call for defaults handling that was (in the way of
> least resistance) added to it a while ago. There is a number of
> defaults handling declarations that are missing: free_defaults(),
> modify_defaults_file, etc.

It basically is a part of the public library API - it's the only way for
a client to support /etc/my.cnf configuration, which is supposed to be
common to all clients.

Regards / Mit vielen Grüssen,
Sergei

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bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535konstantin4 Dec
  • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik6 Dec
    • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov6 Dec
      • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik7 Dec
        • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov7 Dec
          • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Paul DuBois7 Dec
            • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov7 Dec
          • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik7 Dec
            • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov7 Dec
              • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik7 Dec
                • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov7 Dec
                  • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik11 Dec
                • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov7 Dec
                  • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik11 Dec
                    • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Paul DuBois11 Dec
                • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov8 Dec
                  • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Paul DuBois8 Dec
                    • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov8 Dec
                    • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik11 Dec
                      • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Konstantin Osipov11 Dec
                        • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik11 Dec
                        • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Paul DuBois5 Feb
                      • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Paul DuBois11 Dec
                        • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Paul DuBois11 Dec
                          • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Sergei Golubchik11 Dec
                            • Re: bk commit into 5.1 tree (kostja:1.2614) BUG#25535Paul DuBois11 Dec