New LDAP C API
idra at samba.org
Tue Feb 13 22:40:44 GMT 2007
On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 10:45 -0800, Howard Chu wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett and I were having a conversation about LDAP APIs and how
> terrible the current one is, and the fact that the Samba team has
> implemented their own. On the OpenLDAP Project we've had redesigning the
> API on our TODO list for a number of years, but there was never enough
> time/energy to get it done. It seems that perhaps now there may be
> enough energy, at least, so I've dug up our old list of API flaws and
> posted it here http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/LDAP_C_API
I like point 1, 2 and 11 a lot.
10 is a good idea, will make life easier for many.
What do you mean with 6?
> I've already invited folks from the Fedora Directory Server team to
> participate in this new design, and I'd like to get input from you folks
> too. Anybody who's done a significant amount of work with LDAP has
> probably cursed the API more than a few times. Let's fix it.
Is there any proposed set of prototypes already somewhere?
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