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From Max Bowsher <ma...@ukf.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] get string showing supported dbm types in typical usage-syntax manner
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2006 16:41:22 GMT
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Jeff Trawick wrote:
> On 3/31/06, Max Bowsher <maxb1@ukf.net> wrote:
> 
>> Better still, rather than taking a delimiter, return an array of
>> strings, so that the client application can do whatever it wants with
>> them - hypothetically, a GUI app might want to use them to populate a
>> dropdown list.
> 
> Several people interested, several different APIs discussed...  please
> indicate your preferences
> 
> 1. API provides two returned values: a) an array of valid type
> strings, NULL terminated; b) name of default dbm type
> 
> 2. API takes as input a delimiter string and provides two returned
> values: a) a string of concatenated valid type strings using the
> specified delimiter; b) name of default dbm type
> 
> 3. (something else)

I feel that option 1 best fulfils the goal of being a multi-purpose
library, adaptable to the requirements of all sorts of client applications.


Max.

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