svn commit: samba r11105 - in
librpc/ndr pidl/lib/Parse/Pidl pidl/lib/Parse/Pidl/Samba/NDR
jelmer at samba.org
Tue Oct 18 09:59:43 GMT 2005
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tridge at samba.org wrote:
>> The problem is not so much in that pidl can't support "simple"
>> null-terminated utf8 strings, but more in the fact that it is not
>> possible to use it in other IDL compilers (such as MIDL or
>> WIDL). Please let me know which of the two you prefer, and I'll
>> fix it.
> I'd prefer to keep the old format. We have to support strings like
> that anyway for things like nbt.idl where the on-wire string format
> is dictated by an external standard. I put xattr.idl in the same
> category - its written as IDL to allow us to reuse the nice IDL
> infrastructure we have, not because we want it to work with other
> IDL compilers.
Ok - I'll change it back.
> I suspect if/when wine supports our xattr format they will use a
> hand-marshaller not widl, as their IDL/NDR infrastructure is at the
> wrong level to use it for filesystem extensions (or at least thats
> the impression I got at the wine conference earlier this year).
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