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Re: struct ldap empty
> The current -devel tree has moved struct ldap to a private include file.
> The current best LDAP documentation (Tim Howes book) gives specific instructions
> and examples that are based on the documented differences between UMich and Netscape.
> For example, with netscape you call ldap_get_lderrno() but reference
> ld->ld_errno with UMich.
> A fair bit of code will use the following (adapted/stolen from page 85):
> #ifdef LDAP_OPT_SIZELIMIT /* only defined in Netscape SDK */
> errno = ldap_get_lderrno(ld, NULL, NULL);
> errno = ld->ld_errno;
> This code is now broken if you attempt to compile it against openldap..
> As a quick initial fix I have done a quick pass at ldap_get_lderrno() and
> commited it to the -devel tree.
> I don't know what other implications there are with adding
> LDAP_OPT_SIZELIMIT (what other Netscapism's are people using it to select?)
> so I havn't attempted to add LDAP_OPT_SIZELIMIT to ldap.h.
> Stuart Lynne <firstname.lastname@example.org> 604-461-7532 <http://www.fireplug.net>
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I just joined this list yesterday, but here I go with both feet.
I used the following in writing a Tcl interface to LDAP that works
with both Umich and Netscape SDK:
#define ldap_memfree(p) free(p)
#define ldap_ber_free(p, n) ber_free(p, n)
#define ldap_get_lderrno(ld, dummy1, dummy2) (ld->ld_errno)
#define ldap_value_free_len(bvals) ber_bvecfree(bvals)
#define ldap_attributefree(p) ldap_memfree(p)
#define LDAP_ERR_STRING(ld) \
ldap_err2string(ldap_get_lderrno(ldap, (char**)NULL, (char**)NULL))
My reasoning for not using something like LDAP_OPT_SIZELIMIT is the fact
that a macro added to the Umich LDAP handles it perfectly, so why bring
in another name. Perhaps this grates against some programmers who would
say that a macro must be all upper case, but I don't such a requirement
is appropriate here.
One thing that is missing from the above code is the fact that I have to
figure out which ldap.h I got, thus the need for my -DUMICH_LDAP when I
compile. Such a define as VENDOR_UMICH_LDAP, or VENDOR_OPEN_LDAP in ldap.h,
would be very useful in configure scripts.
In the case where Netscape APIs can be implemented perfectly using macros,
why not just add them to ldap.h?