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Re: [linux-lvm] Writing forward compatible applications using /proc



On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 09:14:02AM +0100, Joe Thornber wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 03:04:18PM +1200, Mark van Walraven wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 08:07:02PM +0100, Joe Thornber wrote:
> > > I would much rather see people wrapping the tools than using liblvm, in fact
> > > liblvm will probably disappear in the future.
> > 
> > I think it is a bad idea to eliminte liblvm.  Shared libraries are much
> > easier use to use from programs.  For example, it is much easier in a perl
> > script to use zlib than to run gzip as a subprocess in a bulletproof way.
> 
> I'm just worried about the interface to liblvm changing and breaking
> tools.  Let's wait a bit to see where experimental goes, and then see
> how much the library had to change.

I don't understand why the library interface would need to change more often than the command
line interface?


-- 
Ragnar


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