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Re: dnParent()

At 09:07 AM 2002-01-17, Pierangelo Masarati wrote:
>Pierangelo Masarati wrote:
>> Luke Howard wrote:
>> >
>> > Is there any reason why dnParent() is declared non-static but has
>> > no prototype in proto-slap.h? This function would be useful for
>> > our NetInfo backend.
>> I think the only possible reason is some recent hurry
>> in working with dn stuff :) I'll fix it in a moment.
>Howard, I'd like to replace all the occurrences of dn_parent,
>a lot of which are in back-bdb, with a more efficient function
>(which is dnParent in an enhanced form). Can I safely assume
>that bdb_dn2id*() is always invoked with a NORMALIZED dn
>(e.g. coming out of dnNormalize or related function)?

I think it is okay for dnParent (and dn_parent) to assume that the
DN is pretty (dnPretty) or is normalized (dnNormalize), which
should allow for a very efficient implementation, e.g.:
        parent = strchr(in,','));

I note that as soon as dn_parent() is not used in any of the
primary backends, it should be removed from the frontend.
Likewise for dn_normalize().  dn_validate() is already history.