Subject: Re: power management and related concerns
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/05/2006 11:32:09
On Jul 1, 2006, at 12:57 PM, Thomas E. Spanjaard wrote:

> Though I'm not clued on the property list jizz, what's the problem  
> of using an ioctl like virtually every other application on BSD  
> uses for these kind of interactions with the kernel?

The main issue is that whenever you want to add more information, you  
have to version the damn thing and then provide compatibility ioctls.

Dictionaries don't have this problem, so long as you never REMOVE  
from the list of keys in the dictionary.

-- thorpej