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Re: Audit Parsing Library Requirements

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 11:31:57AM -0600, Michael C Thompson wrote:
> linux-audit-bounces redhat com wrote on 03/09/2006 11:08:05 AM:
> > So you would likely do:
> > ausearch_set_param("syscall", "open");
> > ausearch_set_param("gid", "500");
> Since you are eventually going after Python support, it would be awesome 
> if (in Pyhton) you could supply a list of pairs, since making multiple 
> calls is not very friendly.

The Python map() builtin can already do that for you:

  map(set_param, ("syscall", "gid", "auid"), ("open", 500, 501))

or, if you prefer the list of pairs instead of separate lists:

  map(set_param, *zip(("syscall", "open"), ("gid", 500), ("auid", 501)))

which could of course be wrapped into a set_params() helper function.

As a side note, the high-level interface should be smart enough to take
integers (or general printable objects) instead of insisting on strings.
This wouldn't need to be visible to the low-level interface.


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