RFC: reduce number of alias parameters

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jan 10 17:08:45 UTC 2018

On Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:53:57 +0100
Björn JACKE via samba-technical <samba-technical at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On 2018-01-10 at 17:25 +0100 Stefan Metzmacher via samba-technical
> sent off:
> > > this patch finally marks the alias parameters as deprecated.
> > > Unfortunately those have to be matched manually. Also the change
> > > for the man page will need a lot mor manual work. I will send a
> > > patch for that later. I send this already now because I hope that
> > > the change will make it into master before rc1 is splitted off.
> > > 
> > > review and commit to master would be very welcome.
> > 
> > I think we should use FLAG_SYNONYM similar to FLAG_DEPRECATED
> > instead of having a large if statement with explicit checks.
> exactly that is not easiliy possible unless I don't understand what
> you mean exactly here. Deprecating parameters is done via the xml
> files, a very soffisticated mechanism - very neat but very difficult
> to understand and modify the underlying code (at least for me). If
> you want to do the deprecation of the alias parameters in a similar
> soffisticated way, it would be good if you would propose a patch for
> that :-)
> Björn

Hmm, I think I can see why we have all the aliases now LOL

soffisticated != sophisticated ;-)

I personally don't care how they are deprecated, just so long as they
are deprecated.


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