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Re: [libvirt] [RFC] Comfortable lookup functions interface/block stats



On Thu, 15 May 2008, Daniel Veillard wrote:

> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 01:35:33AM +0200, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Wouldn't it be much nicer for Joe Programmer if the API facilitated the
> > functions:
> >
> > char ** virDomainInterfacePaths(virDomainPtr dom);
> > char ** virDomainBlockPaths(virDomainPtr dom);
> >
> > I really don't get why XML parsing should be done for something that is
> > almost too trivial to export. Any reasons why not to do implement this?
>
>   Hum, how would you use the paths out of their context ? I doubt
> Joe Programmer would have much use for a list of paths without knowing
> what they are used for.
>   But maybe I didn't understood your APIs suggestions...

If Joe Programmer needs to parse the XML file to fetch 'hda', 'hdb' why
not get them directly from the api?


Stefan


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