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



On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 12:48:59PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 01:35:33AM +0200, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> > 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?
> 
> Yes, I tend to agree that parsing the XML is a pain.  On the other
> hand you can write the functions above pretty quickly using libxml2
> and XPATH.  Perhaps the easiest solution is some example code?

  There are simple XPath wrappers for libxml2 in the src/xml.c module.
Things like virXPathString, virXPathNumber or virXPathNode.

Daniel

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