svn commit: samba r11105 - in branches/SAMBA_4_0/source: librpc/idl librpc/ndr pidl/lib/Parse/Pidl pidl/lib/Parse/Pidl/Samba/NDR

tridge at tridge at
Mon Oct 17 00:39:44 GMT 2005


 > This breaks xattr binary compatibility with previous versions - is that a 
 > problem?

I'd prefer not to break compatibility unless its really necessary. Can
we really not support a simple null terminated utf8 string now?

The reason I deliberately chose the old format is that it is
particularly simple to hand marshall. The xattr.idl is written as IDL
for us, but I am hoping other projects (wine, the kernel etc) will
support our xattr format. Keeping the format really easy to hand
marshall makes it easier for those projects to not use an IDL compiler
if they don't want to.

It it impossible to support a simple null terminated utf8 string with
the new [string] approach?

Cheers, Tridge

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