Subject: Re: power management and related concerns
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Thomas E. Spanjaard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/05/2006 19:12:03
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Jason Thorpe wrote:
> 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.
Or change the semantics of keys. But I understand you'd only need
generic ioctls for passing property lists, and then that's all there
needs to be, ergo little chance of them changing often.
Thomas E. Spanjaard
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