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Re: Thinking about operational attribute numSubordinates...

Pierangelo Masarati wrote:
> Howard Chu wrote:
> >
> > It's an interesting idea. There was a patch for this in the 1.x source, a
> > long time ago, but it broke (neglect and victim of progress) and was never
> > fixed up. I think there was also some ambiguity about whether it should
> > report just the immediate children, or the entire subtree count.
> In my opinion, the latter would be a nightmare (at least a pain
> and an unnecessary load when adding/deleting/renaming entries).
> On the contrary, a simple boolean isleaf flag, or even a count
> of the children, could be computed and returned only if required
> with little effort. Comments?

Of course I don't want to subordinate software or protocol requirements
to their ease of implementation :)


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