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Re: Announce: Net-LDAPapi version 2.00 released
--On Friday, February 09, 2007 5:21 PM -0600 Chris Garrigues
From: Quanah Gibson-Mount <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 01:24:52 -0800
A new release of Net::LDAPapi module is now available for Perl via CPAN.
This release includes compilation against OpenLDAP libraries from
version 2.1 forward. It now supports LDAPv3, including SASL binds.
I hate to sound critical, but...
Who's responsible for the "object oriented" interface? It bugs me when a
package claims to have an OO interface, yet there's no use of OO concepts
in the interface. It took me a while to convince myself that the values
returned by first_entry and next_entry aren't actually objects on which
I would then use the get_values method.
The interface has not been particularly or heavily modified since it was
last touched in 1998. The initial 2.00 release is to get a version out
that actually works with the modern LDAP api's available, which the old
version flat out didn't do. As time allows, I will be going through the
code and updating it to conform to current practices and procedures.
I'd rather just use the non-OO interface since it wouldn't mislead me
into expecting OO behavior. I assume that still works even though it's
no longer documented. Do I just stick "ldap_" on the front of all the
I personally haven't used it, but I'd assume so, given the following
comment in the Changes file:
- Added Perl-OO methods for virtually all API calls. The C style
API calls still work, and will work in all future versions.
Note that I haven't added named arguments yet, so argument order
matters. This should be in the next version.
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