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Re: providing a libidn compatibility API

From: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Subject: Re: providing a libidn compatibility API
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:58:33 +0100

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 2:46 PM, Tim Ruehsen <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Cool. Is the idn2_* intentional? I was thinking of providing
>> compatibility in a way that sources do not need to be changed at all
>> (i.e., provide an idna.h, and compatibility idna_* functions - which
>> could also be wrappers). It would be very nice if we could compile
>> programs that use libidn, using libidn2 without any changes (at least
>> for the majority of them).
> The naming is intentional because
> 1. What about apps providing idna2003 *and* idna2008 (libidn and libidn2) ?
> 2. idn2_ is the namespace for libidn2 (mainly because of 1)
> We could use a define being set before #include <idn2.h>, e.g. 
> WDYT ?

I'd expect the idna2003 + idna2008 apps to be rare, but you got a
point. I think the define approach is reasonable.


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