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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: Value handling ideas
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:55:00 GMT
Le 13/10/15 07:29, Kiran Ayyagari a écrit :
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 2:50 AM, Emmanuel Lécharny <>
> wrote:
>> Thoughts about value handling in the API and Server
>> ---------------------------------------------------
>> <snip>
>> Another idea would be to simply hide the byte[] unless we need to
>> convert them to a String, which can be done when needed. We need to
>> convert the values when we do a normalize (this happens when we want to
>> compare the value to another one), or a compare. We also need to run
>> every value through the PrepareString methods (and PrepSASL for the
>> userPassword) before saving them to the disk.
>> but AFAIU this conversion happens multiple times if not stored, so I still
> prefer converting once and use the stored value later onwards

Actually, once converted, we should keep a copy of the converted value,
to avoid any further conversion.

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