Subject: Re: packet capturing
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/2004 15:08:23
[Jason suggests on-the-fly initialization of dynamic bpf buffer limits]
... technically, sure. But this was in context of repeated requests
(perry, smb) for dyamically computing a whole range of parameters.
One or two parameters, maybe the ad-hoc thing isnt so bad. A
half-dozen or a dozen or more? No thanks, that way lies a morass of
ad-hoc ``have I been initialized yet?'' flags. Which leads
inevitably, to maintenance bugs, when someone updtes some
but not all of the constructors, or adds new uses without an
``am I initialized yet? check. YMMV, but thats my experience.
I happen to think Perry's right: we could do with an initialization