libsmbclient revamp - need opinions quickly

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Mar 3 18:27:20 GMT 2008

On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 09:14:05AM -0500, Derrell Lipman wrote:
> I've received feedback from Volker and Andrew, both thinking that no
> change to the libsmbclient API should be made.  Volker suggested a
> parallel libsmbclient where one maintains the status quo, and the
> other is for future improvements.  As a review, my changes are ABI
> compatible so existing applications, already compiled, will continue
> to run fine, but I have changed the field names of the context
> structure so that recompilations will encounter errors (by intention),
> the user will look at the header file and see that they should now be
> using the getter/setter interface rather than reading/writing the
> context structure members, and older programs will eventually all
> migrate to the new interface.

Just for the record: I am against this change.

But as everybody else on this list seems to like it, I am
apparently the only one.

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