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Re: Perl Support?

On 27-Oct-99 Charles N. Owens wrote:
> Jim McConnell wrote:
>> Can I use Netscape's PerLDAP with OpenLDAP?  If not, what can I use in it's
>> place?  I see several modules on CPAN, but don't know where to begin.
> Yes, I'm in the midst of a project that uses it.  I'm pretty happy with
> it.  Given that it leverages a C library to do most of the work (libldap
> from the Mozilla LDAP C-SDK) I believe it has much better preformance
> than the pure-Perl solutions.  I've not tested this myself, however, and
> am only speculating based on statements I've seen about Net::LDAPapi,
> from which PerLDAP decends.

There really should be no performance difference between the two. If anything
PerLDAP might be slower because of the XS stuff involved. I believe libldap is
nothing more than an implementation of the ldap protocol in C. Net::LDAP is an
implementation of the protocol in Perl. Other than the initial load/interpret
Perl scripts should run about as fast as C programs.

But if somebody has compared the performace of both I'd love to see the results.
Jason Bodnar + jbodnar@tivoli.com + Tivoli Systems

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