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Re: (ITS#4845) Back-perl is non working

Xavier Beaudouin wrote:

> By the way, I still don't understand why this kind of script was working on
> openldap 2.1 and 2.2.... ?
> Does str2entry() is more picky since openldap 2.3 ?

The fact that something __worked__ doesn't mean it was correct.  That 
code working was apparently the consequence of two bugs canceling each 

str2entry() is not just more picky: it has been __entirely__ rewritten, 
to reduce the performance impact of the related memory allocation, which 
guaranteed orders of magnitude of improvement from 2.0 to 2.3 (the 
amount of fragmented malloc()s was a considerable bottleneck). 
Redesigning code for performance, as well as for stricter adherence to 
specs, is part of its natural evolution.

No surprise that such a careful redesign resulted, as a side effect, in 
a stricter compliance with RFC2589.  The fact that nobody complained up 
to now indicates that strict adherence to specs usually helps in code 


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