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Subject Re: [PATCH] link-based filtering
Date Mon, 26 Jun 2000 19:49:44 GMT

> The "other types of pointers" are handled using buckets. If you're writing a
> simple, dumb-ass filter, then you get a char*.
> Basically, the patch that I've posted gives people two options to filter
> development:
> 1) give me something simple
> 2) that isn't fast enough, give me the metal and I'll just deal
> In other words, it has a very low starter bar. Experienced developers can go
> right for the muscle.

It also confuses people immensly.  Imagine the first time you go to write
a filter, and there are two different API's for filters.  I really dislike
that.  And, filters that want to DO anything are going to use
buckets.  Get rid of the char *'s completely.

I have the patch 99% done.  I'll post soon.

Also, after all the talk of ordering filters, I don't see how your patch
allows module writers to order their filters.  It lets them add filters,
but not order them appropriately.


Ryan Bloom               
406 29th St.
San Francisco, CA 94131

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