Do we need sam/api.c?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Sat Sep 28 18:05:00 GMT 2002

On Sun, Sep 29, 2002 at 12:56:29AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote about 'Do we need sam/api.c?':
> I was wondering:  In the new SAM stuff do we really need the api.c?

> Why not make the api the context_ functions, and use the default context
> if the user does not specify one (ie NULL)?

> This would remove one layer from this whole area, which might make it
> easier to comprehend...  

Yeah, that's a *really* good idea! Every layer less (that's not
necessary) is a good thing (TM)! 

> That would make it 'user -> context -> backend', which might be easier
> for potential developers to swallow.

> It would also make samtest magicly 'work' before you specify a context,
> rather than segfaulting...
Oops.. :-)


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